Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics Athlete Training: February 2018

Reading Olympics Week: February 26 - March 1, 2018


 

The Olympics are right around the corner in more ways than one.  While we cheer on the USA in the Winter Games, we’ll also be competing here at Oak Point in our first ever Reading Olympics!  The entire month of February, our reading athletes will be in training, preparing for our Reading Olympics week at school from February 26 to March 1.   

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP TRAIN YOUR READING ATHLETE?

Beginning in February:

  • See that your reading athlete completes the training events throughout the month that are in the calendar in the information packet.  These will help prepare them for the Reading Olympics Week later in the month.
  • Initial within the square once your reading athlete has completed that event.
  • At the end of the month, turn in the completed calendar from the information packet to earn additional points for your team.  

 

The week of February 26‐March 1

  • Encourage your reading athlete to participate in the spirit days during the week of the Oak Point  Reading Olympics

 

HOW THE READING OLYMPICS WORKS

  • Each day of the Reading Olympics week, reading athletes will report to their coach/classroom teacher if they’ve completed the reading event listed on the calendar.  If so, they will receive a point toward their team’s medal count.
  • At the end of every day, a medal count tracking board will be updated so reading athletes can see their team’s medal count and how they compare with the rest of the school.
  • At the end of the month, turn in the completed calendar from the information packet to earn additional points for your team.
  • While each reading athlete will receive a reward for participating in the Reading Olympics, only the teams/classrooms with the highest medal count in each grade will receive the GOLD medal!  

 

READING OLYMPICS SPIRIT WEEK DAYS

  • Monday (2/26/18) is Flashlight Reading Day.  Bring a flashlight to school to read by during read‐to‐self time.  Your flashlight symbolizes your torch being lit to officially kick off the Reading Olympics!  
  • Tuesday (2/27/18) is Team Tuesday.  Each team/classroom will choose a country to represent during the Reading Olympics.  Dress in the colors of your team’s chosen country.
  • Wednesday (2/28/18) is Olympic Ring Color Day.  Let’s symbolize Olympic spirit by wearing the color of the rings.  Kindergarten wears blue.  First and second grades wear yellow.  Third and fourth grades wear green.  Fifth grade wears red.  Sixth grade wears black.    
  • Thursday (3/1/18) is Oak Point Spirit Day.   Although we compete against each other, we are one.  Dress in Eden Prairie red, black, and white to unify our teams!

 

LOCAL HERO VISITS OAK POINT ON MARCH 1

Children’s author David La Rochelle will visit Oak Point on March 1 and talk to students during the school day.  LaRochelle has been writing and illustrating books for over twenty-five years and is a Minnesota Book Award winner.  

 

Books written by LaRochelle can be ordered in advance of his Oak Point visit by returning the order form in the information packet by February 2.  Book prices include a 10% discount and may be autographed to your reading athlete.

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