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Clark Read Across America

Hello, Clark Families!

It’s nearly March and that means it’s time for Read Across America and National Reading Month!  We’re changing things up a little this year and expanding our one week celebration of reading to last all March long!  How are we celebrating?  With optional weekly read-alouds, spirit days and a reading challenge!

To see our weekly read-alouds and spirit days, please check out our Read Across America and Beyond flyer.  

Info on the reading challenge:  Each student will receive a printed Reading Passport. (A paper copy of the passport will be sent home, but if you’d like to see it, click Clark Reading Passport.)  This passport features a March 2023 calendar.  Each day that a student reads, mark the time on the calendar.  At the end of the month, total up the amount of time read and be sure to include the initials of a parent/guardian confirming the total time.  Please return the completed passport to homeroom teachers by March 31 – we’ll total the time read by each class and present a prize to the homeroom with the most minutes read for the month!   The back of the passport also has trivia questions connected to the 5 read-alouds on the Read Across America flyer.  Every student who correctly answers the questions and returns the passport by March 31 will be entered into a prize drawing (and yes, the time listening to the read-alouds can count for daily reading time on the passport)!  

Finally, we were given the opportunity to also participate in Rocky’s Reading Challenge during the month of March.  This challenge is sponsored by the Delaware Blue Rocks, a minor league baseball team in Delaware. Each student who reads three books and turns in the completed Rocky’s form will earn 2 free tickets to a Blue Rocks game during the 2023 season.  These logs will be sent home in the coming week during library classes AND if students read for Rocky’s, the time counts for the passport, too!

We hope your family enjoys these fun ways to read every day.  Thank you for all that you do to foster a love of reading in your homes and at school.


Theresa Wordelmann

Jeffrey Clark School Librarian