Open School’s 2014 Readathon starts today, February 20th!
The goal of our annual Readathon is to get our kids excited about reading and help them challenge themselves as readers—whether that means reading more than they usually do, reading a new type of book or a new author, moving from picture books to chapter books, or even reading independently for the first time! We have traditionally won grant money in conjunction with staging the Readathon that allows us to add new books to our library’s collection, so we also hope that the Readathon will inspire Open School students to come into the library and take advantage of our wonderful selection of books.
This year, our focus is on helping our kids expand their knowledge of history by challenging them to read books relating to six different historical eras: Prehistory (dinosaurs + natural sciences), the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Early Modern Times, Modern Times and the Future (sci-fi, technology, math, physical sciences). To that end, we’ve added many new graphic novels dealing with historical people and events to our collection, as well as some fun time-travel books and additions to popular fiction series.
What makes the Readathon fun and exciting for our kids is having a high level of participation throughout the school. Visit libraries and book stores and get reading!