Time for the Spring Reading Challenge! 

Celebrate the arrival of spring by reading!  This year, the Lafayette Literacy Committee will be holding a reading competition from Sunday, April 12th to SaturdayMay 2nd.  The class that reads the most minutes per student will win bragging rights for the year and new books for their classroom library! 

Students can log their minutes using Beanstack, the online reading log provided by DCPS.  Every student already has an account. They can access it through Clever, the same platform they use to log onto ST Math.  Their username is their student ID, and their password is their birth date. There’s also a Beanstack Tracker app that makes tracking the minutes they spend reading very easy!  With either platform, you can log minutes retroactively or in bulk, so don’t stress about logging every day.  You can learn more about Beanstack in the Library Office Hours Team or by watching this tutorial. 

If your student is already filling out a reading log for your teacher, they certainly don’t have to log every day on Beanstack, unless they’d like to.  Feel free to log on and enter the total for the week as a lump sum on that Saturday. 

What counts as reading?  Books, ebooks, audiobooks, reading aloud, graphic novels, web articles, magazines–they all provide a rich literacy experience for our students!  The best way to become a better reader is to read; carve out time this spring for books! 

Happy reading! 
Ms. Leese and the Literacy Committee