This summer, I am challenging the children at the library where I work to
read as much as possible.To assist with
that goal, I made up a giant map of the world (to go along with our theme of
Go!) and divided into lots of blocks.The children colour in one block for each hour they spend reading.It is great to see the chart getting filled
in box by box (sometimes a teen will come in and fill in a whole line at a
time!).My summer student assistant and
I promised the children that if they read half way up the chart (almost 800
hours of reading) we would wear our hair in crazy pigtails all day.Well, on July 30th, they passed
that goal and on July 31st, we came to work with our hair sticking
out at odd angles.I felt really silly
as I walked to work with my hair sticking out, but once I got there… I thought
it was great!We even have our picture
in the local newspaper this week.And
the kids are reading like crazy … we have just over one more week to record the
reading and I think we will make it to the top of the map which means I will
likely be wearing my outfit backwards very soon. Duh!Duh!Duh!
1 side done.
Ta-Da! With some of the readers & my summer assistant.