Thursday, February 28, 2013

The BOOK IT! Program Presents: Give Me 20 Challenge

Chris: "It's reading time."
Tuck and Mags: "Hooray! READING TIME! READING TIME!"

Our kids have always loved to read. Tuck has been reading the beloved classic, Charlotte's Web. The teacher in me LOVED that he picked that book out on his own and started reading it. The mom in me was so excited that he wanted to read THAT story in particular. It has given us a chance to connect on a whole new level. We have formed our own little book club in the morning and it has sparked some interesting conversations between us. 

So, when Tuck brought home a reading form from school for the BOOK IT! Program sponsored by Pizza Hut, he was so excited to be able to fill it out in order to earn his free personal pizza coupon. Have you heard of this program before? It's fantastic and encourages reading across the grade levels. 

Currently, the BOOK IT! Program is offering a new challenge. You can read about it below and register for it until March 4th at the website: http://www.bookitprogram.com/redzone/gm20challenge.asp.  


"The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which is the longest running corporate literacy program in the country,  is launching its “Give Me 20 Challenge.” (No push ups required!)
The Give Me 20 Challenge is designed to get kids to commit to read 20 minutes a day, for eight weeks. Families and classrooms that meet the eight-week challenge can enter for a chance to win one of fifty The Very Hungry Caterpillar prize packages.  
Why take the challenge? Children who read themselves and are read to on a regular basis show more interest in books, have a higher vocabulary, and learn to read more easily...and just 20 minutes a day is all it takes."

We hope to see you there! 



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