Monday, April 8, 2013

JW Beanies open for business...

Reading Counts is an extra bonus for us. Not everyone is ready for Reading Counts at the same time. I usually save the last nine weeks for the opening of my store, JW Beanies. Kids read books and then sit down to take a short multiple choice test based on the book. Sometimes it is straight from the book and sometimes they have to really use their reading skills to come up with the correct answer. It is an extra and some kids are in to it while others need some encouragement. Soooo shopping can really get one encouraged... Each point earned becomes a dollar and kids keep track of spending and saving on account sheets (yippee math too!) Drawers range from $.50 to $25 and then I have a stash of stuffed animals for $50. There was MUCH excitement and reading going on! There was something for everyone and it made my heart so happy to see the smiles from spending every dollar to those that saw a stuffed animal and wanted to read over the weekend to earn more. Who doesn't like to hear on Friday, "Can I take some books home to read on Saturday and Sunday?" Of course you can chicken and then some... The top readers so far...Sophia, Juliana, Gianna, and Jack. Wonder who will have the most points read next week?

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