Once again, Pierrepont School is pleased to participate in the motivational reading program, BOOKS AND BEYOND. We will begin the program on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 for students in Grades 4 and 5. This year’s program is video game themed “Level Up Your Mind…READ!”. The following will give you a basic introduction to the program.
The purpose of Books and Beyond is to generate behavioral changes in students in the area of recreational reading habits. Students are encouraged to record reading in intervals of 20 minutes until they read 200 minutes to complete each level and earn a reward. Those students who successfully complete the program by attaining all five levels will be invited to attend the Books and Beyond Virtual Graduation.
This year, students will be keeping virtual logs that can be found in the “Books & Beyond” Google Classroom page. Students will join the “Books & Beyond” classroom and will be introduced to the program during Library Class. On January 19th, students can begin logging their reading minutes in the “Level 1” log. When they complete the level, your initials will be required as a monitoring device prior to it being turned in.
Please make note of the following dates:
- Tuesday, January 19th: Program Kick-off
- Mondays: 4th graders virtual logs will be checked
- Tuesdays: 5th graders virtual logs will be checked
- Wednesday, March 31st: Conclusion of B&B Program
- TBD: (Fully remote student prize / award pick-up)
We look forward to working with you to encourage our students to read as a part of our Books and Beyond program.
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Joan Carrion Mrs. Tara Motyka
Principal Media Specialist