Jay Elementary Students Read for a Record
Students at Jay Elementary School help shatter nationwide reading record!
Students at Jay Elementary School took part in “Read The Most From Coast To Coast” on March 2, and helped to set a new national record for the number of Accelerated Reader™ Quizzes taken in one day. The one‐day record students were challenged to top was 2,177,586. Students coast to coast joined in the challenge and succeeded in setting a new record. “The new record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day is 3,581,992,” said Connie Jones, Media Specialist.
The nation’s most widely‐used reading management software program for K12 schools, Accelerated Reader helps teachers motivate students to read, measure progress and improve reading levels. Students read a book at the appropriate level and then take a quiz that assesses comprehension of the book just read. Accelerated Reader scores the quiz, monitors results, generates reports, and provides a platform to manage individual reading practice. “Read The Most From Coast To Coast enabled students to take part in a shared reading adventure,” said Connie Jones.
On Friday, March 2, 2012, thousands of schools across the nation also celebrated Read Across America Day. The National Education Association’s signature program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. The Read Across America Day takes place near or on Dr. Seuss’ birthday each year. This year, Century CI’s Assistant Warden Robert Flores, along with Officer Joseph (Tony) deGraaf visited Mrs. deGraaf‘s kindergarten class at Jay Elementary School. They read the popular book Green Eggs and Ham to the students, and then gave each student a special treat. They talked to the students about the importance of learning how to read and getting a good education. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”