Reading Week Mission

Reading Astronaut Training: February 2019

Reading Week-Mission: Reading Through Space: February 25 - 28, 2019


 

Oak Point I Love to Read Month is in February. We are celebrating with a very important MISSION! Oak Point's Mission is to Read Through Space! The entire month of February, our reading astronauts will be in training, preparing for our Reading Week at school from February 25 to 28.   

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP TRAIN YOUR READING ASTRONAUT?

Beginning in February:

  • See that your reading astronaut reads every day and marks it on the calendar in the information packet These will help prepare them for the Reading Mission to Read Through Space Week later in the month.
  • Record your minutes each day on the calendar.
  • 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 25‐28

  • Encourage your reading Astronaut to participate in the spirit days during the week of the Oak Point Reading Mission!
  • Complete the reading astronaut challenges listed on the calendar and have your reading astronaut report to their NASA instructor.

 

HOW THE READING WEEK- MISSION: READING THROUGH SPACE WORKS

  • Each day of the Reading Mission week, reading astronauts will report to their NASA instructor/classroom teacher if they’ve completed the reading event listed on the calendar.  If so, they will receive a point toward their team’s star count.
  • At the end of every day, a star count galaxy poster will be updated so reading astronauts can see their team’s star 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 astronaut will receive a reward for participating in the Reading Mission, only the teams/classrooms with the highest star count in each grade will reach the ends of the galaxy with a special prize!  

 

READING MISSION SPIRIT WEEK DAYS

  • Monday (2/25/19) is Flashlight Reading Day.  Bring a flashlight to school to read by during read-to-self time. Your flashlight symbolizes the sun and stars in our solar system!
  • Tuesday (2/26/19) is NASA Team Tuesday.  Each grade will represent a planet during the Reading Mission. Students dress in the color of their assigned planet. Kindergarten – grey (Mercury) First grade – pale yellow (Venus) Second grade – blue (Earth) Third grade – red (Mars) Fourth grade – orange (Jupiter) Fifth grade – gold (Saturn) Sixth grade – pale blue (Neptune)
  • Wednesday (2/27/19) is NEON Day.   Let’s symbolize the bright minds of our brilliant astronauts by wearing bright neon colors.     
  • Thursday (2/28/19) is Oak Point Spirit Day.   Although we compete against each other, we have one mission. Dress in Eden Prairie red, black, and white to unify our teams!

 

LOCAL AUTHOR VISITS OAK POINT ON FEBRUARY 28

Children’s author Rick Chrustowski will visit Oak Point on Feb 28 and talk to students during the school day.  Chrustowski grew up in a large family in Northwestern Indiana. He lived on a hobby farm for 20 years, raising chickens and horses. But the wild animals that came through his backyard fascinated him the most. They inspired his art and writing. Many have made their way into the books he has written and illustrated.

 

Books written and autographed by Chrustowski can be ordered after his visit to Oak Point by returning the order form to your student's teacher by Friday, March 15

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