K-2 Reading Contest Form
Gr 3-5 Reading Contest Form
Join us for Family Read Together Night! Students who attend either night will receive an additional 120 points!
• February 20th, Malone Intermediate Library, 6-7 pm
• February 22nd, Malone Elementary Gym, 6-7 pm
Malone Elementary & Intermediate Schools will be conducting a reading contest during the month of February. The contest will run from Friday, January 26th to Wednesday, February 28th.
This year the students will again have the opportunity to earn a medal based on the number of minutes that they read. Students who read 1,200 minutes will receive a bronze medal; students who read 1,600 minutes will receive a silver medal; and students who read 2,000 minutes will receive a gold medal. Students who read more than 2,400 minutes will also earn an invitation to have lunch in the library on a date to be determined.
Students in grades K-2 will have their names entered into a prize drawing for every 200 minutes that they read. Students in grades 3-5 will have their names entered into a prize drawing for every 400 minutes that they read. Our goal is to have each student read 25-30 minutes at home per day so that we can read a total of 516,000 minutes during the contest.
During the contest please do the following:
Record the number of minutes your child reads outside of school (before 8:00 a.m. and/or after 2:45 p.m.) This includes being read to for students in Kindergarten & 1st grade as well as reading aloud or silent reading. The minutes read can be counted for weekly classroom reading sheets and our contest. Students in grades 3-5 need to record the titles of the books they read, the number of pages read each day and the number of minutes read each day. They can use a chart in google classroom, if they are able to access their google drive at home. A copy of the chart can also be found here. Please make a copy (under file) for use by your child, if they are unable to access google classroom at home.
Parents are asked to use a google form (links are posted above) to record the number of minutes that students read each week. If you would prefer a paper copy of the sheet to record the minutes read, please send an email to Miss Keezer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The password will be required to enter minutes for students in grades 3-5 to prevent students from entering their own minutes.
All minutes must be entered into the google form provided by Wednesday, February 28th at 11:59 p.m.
Reading Contest Rules
The contest starts on Friday, January 26th. Minutes read before this date will not be accepted. The last day of the contest is Wednesday, February 28th. All minute totals must be entered into the Google Form by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 28th.
Minute totals can be entered into the google form at any time during the contest, but please do not wait until the end of the contest to enter the minutes. Enter the minutes read each week. Students in grades 3-5 must provide the titles of the books that were read. All students will have a chart in google classroom that they can use to fill out the books they read each day, the pages read and how many minutes were read daily. Entire books can only be counted once. (You can’t read an entire book and then read it over again.)
A maximum of 2 minutes per page will be recorded for students in grade 3-5, unless the classroom teacher advises Miss Keezer otherwise. All parts of the form must be filled in for the minutes to be counted. If you are sick or on vacation during the contest you may only count the number of minutes that you read before 8:00 a.m. and after 2:45 p.m. on days when school is in session.
Each student in grades K-2 will be entered into our door prize drawing for every 200 minutes that he/she reads. Students in grades 3-5 will be entered into the drawing for every 400 minutes that they read. These minutes must be read outside of school and may not include any additional minutes earned at Family Read Together Night. Students in grades 3-5 must read a minimum of 400 minutes to attend the reading contest awards assembly and to also attend the classroom party, if their classroom has the highest average number of minutes per student. Example: Susie who is in 2nd grade read 852 minutes during the contest. Her name would be put into the drawing four times. Students do not have to worry about entering their names the correct amount of times; this will all be taken care of by Miss Keezer before the door prize drawing is held.
Students who read 1,200 minutes will receive a bronze medal; students who read 1,600 minutes will receive a silver medal; and students who read 2,000 minutes will receive a gold medal. Students who read more than 2,400 minutes will earn an invitation to have lunch in the library with Miss Keezer on a date to be determined.
We will also be recognizing the classroom that averages the most minutes per student during the month with a special treat from a list of choices presented to the winners.
All minutes must be entered into the Google form by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 28th to receive credit. No minutes will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th.