Thursday, October 18, 2012

BOOK a Reading Adventure!

Our Cardinal scholars are all about reading, learning, and having fun!  Thanks to our Clayton Library and our wonderful Librarian, Mrs. Tuttle, Clayton students are   "Book"ing a Reading Adventure!!  Students in Grades 1-5 set goals for their independent reading and use the PTA supported Accelerated Reader program to delve into great stories and take assessments to gather points for their reading and learning.  Each month, starting this October, we have special visitors at assembly who join Mrs. Tuttle and me in recognizing our great readers.  This year, special guests, Rothie and Texanelli, have stopped over at Clayton (in between some of their amazing jet setting and reading adventures) to celebrate a love of books with the students and our entire Clayton community.  All 1st-5th grade students have reading passports available to them to complete and fill out when they stop by the library.  Once they reach certain levels for reading set for each grade level, these students can be recognized at a special assembly, they have a special lunch time in the library, and their pictures are taken and posted outside the library doors.  Take a peek and look for the posted "tour bus" photos in the hallway.  Ms. Beachum and I are thrilled to work with families and Cardinals who enjoy a real reading culture here at Clayton.  Reading is so cool, and from the looks of these silly photos, a whole lot of fun. 
Thanks to our wonderful Mrs. Tuttle and the library team for keeping this going each month for our kiddos.  I can't wait to learn about the other adventures we have in store! :)

Have a great week!

Dr. Robinett