Friday, July 29, 2011

3 Weeks Left! Have you read this summer???

There are 3 weeks left in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and  I am so proud of the top 3 readers!  They have surpassed this Summer’s Reading Goal of 10 books and have maintained a comprehension average of 75% or higher. 

Top 3 Readers Based on Average Score/plus number of books read/points earned:

SB    99% avg.    12 books read and passed (90% or higher)  1190
EC    86% avg.    13 books read and passed (90% or higher)  1290
IG      77% avg.    14 books read and passed (90% or higher)  1080

I have Book Adventure Reports for the following students:

If you don't see your initials, that means I don't have a Book Adventure report for you.  

I hope this inspires some of you to pick up a good book and READ.  And, if you have been reading and taking quizzes (outside of my Bookadventure account), PLEASE SEND ME THE REPORTS BY EMAIL OR YOUR ACCOUNT.  Thank you!!

Good Luck and See you soon!!

Just 4 Teachers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Primary Composition@ Target!!

Just wanted to let you know that I found the Primary Composition at Target.  Remember that your child will need 1 journal.  I've also seen them at Walmart, Office Depot, and online (I just googled MEAD Primary Composition).

Also, don't forget a 1" binder with a clear view front, just like the one below.  

Just 4 Teachers

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Reading Club Update/3 Weeks

TOTAL OF 18,000 POINTS BY 8/21/11
After 3 weeks, I have emailed you your child's progress and here's an update of where we are in our Reading Club:

Students Participating 9 out of 18 students= 50% PARTICIPATION
If you are not using the account that I set up for your child, I have no way of keeping track of their progress/participation. Therefore, I am only reporting on those who I have access to.  If you would like to send me your child’s User Id and Password so that I can check their progress/participation, please email me the information as soon as possible.  I’m tracking their summer reading progress throughout the summer  Thank you!

43 Books Read/33 Quizzes Passed 
(Quizzes are considered passed when the child scores 90% or better)

Book Adventure Points Earned:
3,470 out of 3,545

Please Remember that YOUR GOALS ARE:
  • Read a minimum of 6 books read/quizzes passed
  • Maintain an average score of 85 or higher.
  • Maintain an average attempts of 1.50 or lower.
  • Maintain a average reading level of 2.0 or higher.
If you need a new reading log, click on the reading log below.  
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Just 4 Kids: Our Summer Reading Club

To My Very Special 2nd Graders (or Former Students) and their Parents:

"A book is a magical thing. Once you open one up and start to read, you can find yourself transported to any place in the world, any time in history, or any realm of fantasy an author can invent or your imagination can envision. The best part is that you can reach the most exciting destinations without ever leaving home." 
~ Barnes and Noble

I have set up an account for you on  Please use the User ID and Password I gave you to sign in and take your quizzes.  I will be able to monitor your progress throughout the summer and when you return to school, I will have prizes for you.  Your parents will have their own “special incentives’ throughout the summer for you.  Sit down with your mom and dad to discuss these incentives for reading and doing well on your quizzes.   Is the book you are reading a BOOK ADVENTURE book?  Well, find out by going to this link:     Book Adventure Booklist

I will also maintain a blog page for our Summer Reading Club. The website is

You can leave me notes or ask questions about books…or even leave me a comment about a special book you are reading.  I would love to read your comments throughout the summer.  You can read any book you like, but make sure that you read no less than 6 to 10 books that have quizzes available in

I look forward to seeing you again for SECOND GRADE!!
Have a “sun-sational” summer and Happy Reading!
Mrs. Childress
1st Grade Teacher
“Soon to be your 2nd Grade Teacher”

Here is your Reading Log...available for download.  

Another Fun Incentive to check out: Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Club Download a Reading Packet from Barnes and Noble here:

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