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Welcome to Laurel's
Pop! Pop! Read a Lot! Challenge.

Dear Laurel Parents,
Beginning February 29, 2016, Laurel School launches its Pop! Pop! Read a Lot! Challenge. This exciting event encourages Laurel students to read every day (a primary focus for Laurel students), promotes a sense of teamwork, and celebrates goals achieved.

How does the reading challenge work?
Students are encouraged to set a reading goal and record how many minutes they read (or are read to). Every few days students’ recorded reading minutes are tallied by classroom. Classes receive one popcorn kernel for every one minute read. The more minutes read, the more popcorn kernels earned! For example, if a class reads a total of 400 minutes per day for three days, they receive 1200 popcorn kernels. Classrooms’ popcorn kernels are poured into the grand POP-O-METER! that tracks Laurel School’s collective reading minutes. Located in the library, everyone can track the school’s progress during the reading challenge, which takes place from February 29 to March 18.

The challenge is timed to kick off after the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which encourages every family in our nation to celebrate reading. Students will also celebrate in class the anniversary of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss (born March 2, 1904). To wrap up the reading challenge, the PTO will express its pride in our readers with popcorn! A school-wide popcorn party will be held in the plaza and Kindergarten yard, with one kernel popped for every minute each student has read. 

  • Keep your child's Pop Pop Packet in their backpack. Your teacher will let you know where they prefer specifically. In there blue folder, reading bag, etc.
  • The Popcorn Party on March 18 to celebrate our amazing readers is short and sweet. The students will be served Organic Lemonade and Popcorn. The Popcorn is nut free and comes from a facility free from nuts.
  • If your child happens to lose their packet, links are provided here to print any of the forms.
Enjoy this super fun challenge! Go Squirrels

Family Letter
modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1602722/File/Pop pop family letter 2014 website.pdf

Reading Tips
 modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1602722/File/PopReadingTips2014 website.doc

Reading Log
modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1602722/File/PopReadingLog2014 website.doc

Pledge Form
modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1602722/File/PopPledgeForm2014 website.doc

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