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.

8 comments:

Danielle said...

Brag away! That is an amazing accomplishment.

Liz said...

Cute!!!! We had the AR program at the school I taught at! Love it! Chad would dig that! I love books, too! I fell asleep after 1:00 because I was so into the last Fable Haven last night! Can't wait for book club tonight! Hooray for books!

Liz said...

Oh, and GO SOPHIE!!!! I went and ate my breakfast after I typed my first comment and sat there thinking how cool that is to have read so much at her age and to obviously understand what she's reading!!! She's like her Mama!!!

The Dunham Family said...

Luke LOVES the percey jackson books as well.

Our conversation was however, not about pronunciation, but about Gods. We had to remind Luke that their is only one God, and that Zeus is fictional. ;-)

Christina said...

Me, too. I love books. Good for Sophie! Abby is reading the first Harry Potter book right now and is loving it.

Camilla said...

Yeah!! So amazing. Brag away, sister.

Gaylene said...

Books open up an entirely new world. I love books! Thomas Jenfferson said: "I cannot live with books". Way to go Sophie!

tonandboys said...

Wow!!! Sophie sounds like a teacher's dream come true. My friend keeps telling me how much she loves the AR program. It sounds like a great program. What to go, Sophie.