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Principal's Reading Challenge

Principal's Reading Challenge

Who Wants to Read Ten Thousand Minutes?


Mrs. Robinson is challenging students to participate in the Principals’ 10,000 Thousand Minutes Reading Challenge 2023 - 2024.   The purpose of this challenge is to promote at-home reading during this school year.  The challenge is for individual students to read a total of 10,000 minutes or more by May 1. 

This may seem like a huge challenge but the benefits include developing better reading skills and establishing a reading habit that will last a lifetime.  Each month students will receive a form to record the amount of time they read, the title of the book, total minutes read for the month and a signature of a parent/guardian. These forms should be turned into the classroom teacher at the end of the month.  Teachers will collect the forms and turn them into the offices. Parents, please total your child’s minutes each month and keep a record of them too.  This will help prevent errors at the end of the year. 

There are many ways to read 10,000 minutes at home between now and May 1.  Students may read silently or orally.  Parents may also read to their child. Students and parents can take turns reading.  Students can read orally to their brothers or sisters.   Research indicates that children of all ages need to read and hear good literature read aloud daily.  Reading to your child provides an emotional bond, which will be remembered for a lifetime.  Reading not only informs and explains; it also entertains.  

All students who read 10,000 minutes in the Principals’ Reading Challenge will receive a special recognition certificate for their participation.  Students who turn in their form each month will receive popcorn and some Saddle Peak swagger.  Students who reach the 10,000 minutes goal will be eligible for a special field trip at the end of the year.

To get logging,  you can print our SPReadingLog.pdf


Please contact the administrative office if you have additional questions regarding the information on this page, or if you are experiencing difficulty accessing the information on this page. Please call 406-924-2492.