Collin Smith, a fourth grade student at Champ Cooper visited Mrs. April's class to encourage the new First grade readers to participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. Collin currently has 100 points for this school year and was eager to help. After listening to the read aloud, the students worked together to take a quiz on the story. It was a great addition to the Reading lesson. Accelerated Reader is a great tool to help build reading flucency and comprehension. The students look forward to more guest readers and more AR points!Jordan Cooper, a Kindergartner at O.W. Dillon Elementary School, has read over 100 Accelerated Reader books and earned over 50 A.R. points!! She is shown above with a stack of books she has read just in computer lab... the stack doesn't even include any that she has read in library. Congratulations go out to Jordan on this amazing accomplishment!Liam Tallo - Tucker 2nd grader in Sherry Majeau's class is the first student to reach 100 AR points this year! Students attended an Accelerated Reader Party in the Library at Tucker, where they received prizes for all their hard work.Tucker Elementary students take Accelerated Reader quizzes at school to test their comprehension on books they are reading. All of the students at Tucker combined took 7,446 quizzes! The following students earned over 100 points each. Top: Kaitlyn Hall, Zairana Jordan; Bottom: Madeline Falgout (top point earner), Maddie Ridgedell, John Cranford, Kollin Delatte, Karrlea Haist (not pictured.) These students, along with all students who earned 50 or more points came to the library for indoor bounce time, a movie and popcorn. Great job AR Stars!
Between the dates of January 7th and April 26, 2013, one hundred and thirty nine 1st and 2nd graders at Midway Elementary read 3,026 AR books. Students were given a ticket for every 5 points earned and were entered into a drawing to win a special t-shirt. The winner of the t-shirt was 1st grader, Ma’kiya Jackson from Ms. Peggy Frederick’s class. Ma’kiya read 45 books and earned 21 AR points. The top 3 readers were 1st graders TyQuan Jackson and Madison Walker from Ms. Cheryl Donakey’s class, and 1st grader Ali Crowe from Ms. Peggy Frederick’s class. TyQuan read 95 books and earned 39 AR points. Madison read 84 books and earned 29 AR points. Ali read 73 books and earned 37 AR points. Each student received a $10.00 gift card from Books A Million donated by Master Teacher Robyn Hutchinson. Pictured above Ali Crowe, Ma'Kiya Jackson, Madison Walker, and TyQuan Jackson.Ambria Cook, 6th grader in Mrs. Spears' Class at O.W. Dillon Elementary has already exceeded her Accelerated Reader Goal for the 2012-2013 school year. Her goal was 25 A.R. points for the year, but Ambria has already made 59.2 points. Students at O.W. Dillon are not allowed to get points by reading books at just any level. Ambria had to read books that were at least 6th grade level or higher in order to earn her points. We are very proud of her!!In celebration of Sumner High students’ success with the Accelerated Reader Program in the first semester of the school year, Mrs. Lesley Bridges, SHS Librarian, took top point earners to a reward lunch at the Boston Restaurant. Students invited to this lunch each earned 250+ points each in the first semester. Two of these students, Christy Miller and Randi Shaidee, earned more than 500 points each.
Overall, Sumner High has had a wonderful school year with AR. Grades 9-12 have earned 11,423.5 points and Mrs. Delatte’s English II Honors class earned the most points as a class with 2358 points total. We would like to congratulate all of our students on their accomplishments and remind them that reading is the foundation of all learning. Congrats SHS!SuperSize ReadersSecond graders Sara Addison and Saylor Baham in Mrs. Walker's class at Loranger Elementary have been very busy reading. Sara Addison has read over 114 books with an average Accelerated Reader score of 90%. Saylor Baham has read over 185 books with an average AR score of 95%. For earning "super sized" AR points, Mrs. Walker gave each a "Super Sized" candy bar.This year at Hammond Westside Montessori the 6th grade English Language Arts teachers are focusing on Accelerated Reader. Accelerated Reader is an online program where students are assigned to read books, keep journals on what they read, and finally take tests on the books that they read. The students in Mrs. Tongia Keith’s 6th grade class finished their first class novel Hiroshima on Friday, September 7th. Every student was assigned to take a test on Hiroshima. Almost every student in all three classes passed the AR test. The teachers are extremely proud of their students’ accomplishment. Already, students have started their second class novel Sadako. We look forward to even more student achievement from the 6th grade students at Hammond Westside Montessori. Pictured front row from left are Kalen Alexander, Jimmiesha Felder, Teniya Pines, Tyveion Franklin, Atilah Tircuit, and Ymmot Jackson. Middle row from left are Chelsea Watson, Amari Wilford, Ashante Travis, Jazmine Donahue, and Erin Bell. Back row from left are Shyterrica Stalls, Keshon Adams, Troy Buggage, Amani Gilmore, Trey Schillace, Kendel Moore, and Cadarious Barton.