Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Shameless Bragging 3.24.10
Our new elementary school has a program called AR (Accelerated Reading). Kids read books outside of school, then take computer tests (to prove they've read the book, I presume) and earn points based on their answers. The books are worth different numbers of points, based on length and difficulty.
Last parent teacher conference, Sophie's teacher encouraged her to set a goal that would push her slightly, so Sophie decided to try to earn 45 points in the third term. This was the highest goal set in the class, apparently.
She told us today that she earned 172.5 points. Her teacher told her it was the most points she's ever had a student earn in one term. While she read many other books, her big achievement was going through the entire Harry Potter series for the first time. That's some serious time spent reading.
She also read all of the Percy Jackson series (minus the last book, which we don't own) but the computer doesn't have those tests, so her 172.5 points don't even include these books. This picture is of Sophie writing the book report on the first Percy Jackson book that will give her the AR points for books without tests. Josh was helping her remember the names of the main characters, and arguing over correction pronunciation. Sophie: "Hades". Josh: "It's Hay-DEEZ, Sophie. Not Hayds." Sophie: "Whatever." Such love.
Books. I love books. I love that my kids love books.