Here are a few suggestions for at-home reading and information about the Great America Tickets.
Great America Reading Program
Students in kindergarten through 6th grade should have received a letter and reading log for the Great America Read to Succeed program.
The program has changed this year and is entirely online. Please visit their website to enroll your child. You will need a specific code for your child’s homeroom teacher.
Mrs. Fanjoy - N6WFS
Mrs. Foran - UXBVM
Mrs. Rech - DYHQU
Ms. Surin - 6NF5R
Mrs. Vittori - UTU3N
Mrs. Ade - ASAXK
Mrs. Briseno - HP9YF
Mrs. Kellam - V1CPQ
Mrs. Caulfield - TPBT6
Ms. Psik - 36VCE
Mrs. Regnier - MCYFN
Ms. Garritty - 2QFS2
Mrs. Kovatch - VTXQG
Mrs. Sullivan - NGHHK
Mrs. Deering - NR9NX
Mrs. Folliard - VRU9X
Mrs. Hughes - MMXGE
Mrs. O’Shea - VA9TX
Mrs. Quinn - 1XMCS
Mrs. Schiller - AQCE2
To earn a free ticket to Great America ($40! Student price!) kids must log 6 hours of reading by April 10 (perfect timing I think!).
The Chicago Public Library has many books (and magazines, movies, music) that you can download and read or listen to at home. READ EVERYDAY!!!
(Parents - if your child does not have a library card or if that card has expired, you can sign them up online!)
Guiness Book of World Records. Take a look at this cool website! There are many activities for you to do at home. Take a robot quiz, put your gaming knowledge to the test, read about some amazing records and try to break one or two!
Scholastic Kids has a great website where you can check out some of your favorite authors! There are many activities to do online or off! Find a drawing tutorial for your favorite book characters and please bring your drawing to school! Pick a book and read an excerpt, if you like it, check the public library for the e-book and read it online!
Storyline Online is a fun website where famous people read you great stories! There are many to choose from, please let me know which one is your favorite.
Follow the link to visit two of my favorites! Betty White and Harry the Dirty Dog by Margaret Bloy Graham.
Listen and watch as Harry goes on a bath-busting adventure :)
BreakoutEDU has a selection of digital breakouts for grades K-12. Watch the tutorial and give your brain a workout! Try a new one everyday, there are multiple subjects to practice your problem solving skills.
Storytime from Space is an awesome site that is sponsored by the Global Space Education Foundation. This site has loads of resources and lots of fun stuff for kids. Max Goes to the Moon by Jeffrey Bennett is a wonderful picture book about an astronaut, who also happens to be a rottweiler, and his visit to the moon! The story is read by real-life astronaut Mike Hopkins and in addition to a fun read, the background image of the earth from space is amazing!
Watch and listen to Max Goes to the Moon here:
Some suggestions for unplugged reading activities!
Draw a scene from a book you read
-Sit outdoors for 10 minutes. Write a journal entry about what you saw, felt, smelled, heard.
-Count the number of tiles in your kitchen. What could you build with that number of Lego bricks?
-Ask your parents for a cookbook or recipe. Read the directions of two recipes. Compare recipes. What is the same/different?
- Look at the advertisements from your junk mail. Circle all the numbers. Underline action verbs/adjectives.
-Draw the shape of the clouds.
-Sit a cup outside to catch rain. How much did you catch? How long was the cup collecting rainwater?
-Find some flowers in your house or yard. Draw them. Write a story from their perspective.