Bucyrus Elementary students not only spent their summer playing games and having fun, they also spent more than 37,000 minutes reading.
The Elementary School Library staff developed an incentive based summer reading program to encourage students to read 20 minutes each day. The program ran June 1 through August 11, and students logged their reading minutes on a bowling score sheet.
“We chose the bowling theme, ‘Roll Through Your Summer Reading,’ to try and encourage all our students to read through the summer,” said librarian Diane Kaple. “In addition to reading, we included word searches and coloring sheets in each student’s summer reading packet.”
Once all the reading minutes were tallied, 26 students in preschool through fifth grade attended a Bowling Reward Party at Suburban Lanes. Students enjoyed several games of bowling and lunch thanks to funding from the Bucyrus Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
“Mrs. Kaple and Mrs. (Kim) Binnix do a great job encouraging our students to read,” said Elementary School Principal Erica Dietzel. “I’m very proud of all our Redmen Readers, and hope that students and their families will participate in our yearlong initiative to help all our students develop a lifelong love of reading.”
Please contact librarians Diane Kaple or Kim Binnix at 419-562-6089 for more information about all the Elementary School reading activities.