Friday, March 4, 2011

Barnyard Book Bonanza BINGO

This year we have totally revamped our Readers to Leaders Million Word Reading Campaign and I really think the changes have been very motivating for our students. Everyone who met the second goal at the end of our last quarter got to participate in our first ever Barnyard Book Bonanza BINGO! In 45 minutes we were able to play enough rounds of picture bingo for Kindergarten and First Grade that every student was a winner and for the older grades over half of the students won at traditional bingo. I also made sure everyone left with a little something (reading sticker, pencil or bookmark). For bingo winners our Media Specialist, KK Cherney, outdid herself - students were able to pick from mountains of books and other prizes. I have to say the event was one of the most exciting times I've had celebrating with our students. I'm so proud of all my readers and they can't wait to participate in our next celebration. Rumor is it has something to do with a picnic under the pavilion with popsicles and a PIG that needs a kiss from the principal. Oink!

11 comments:

Toni Chant said...

My students still rave about Barnyard Book Bonanza Bingo. They even asked if we could do it again. Thank you for supporting them in such a fun way!

J. Shaffer said...

This was such a fun time for our kids! They were so excited and it was so fun to watch them. We even had some with their fingers crossed (literally) that they would win Bingo and get a new book. Thank you for all you do to encourage our students! Can't wait for the next reading celebration :)

Anonymous said...

Even the most jaded 5th graders had a really great time, and that speaks volumes!

This event is a keeper for sure.

Peace,

T-Cubed

Angela Phillips said...

What an awesome way to celebrate and encoursge our students!! Thank you!

Mrs. Constande said...

I absolutely loved playing BINGO when I was a child. I remember I wond 3$ on time at summercamp and thought I won the lottery.
This was such a fun activity for the children. What was most memorable was the children cheering and encouraging others! Some of our friends were actually perspiring, but they were always happy for the children that won.
What a special environment!

Dorry Lopez said...

Our 4th grade readers who met the challenge absolutely loved the Bingo games and the prizes! They came back to class beaming with enthusiasm, and I overheard some students say, "I am going to meet my goal for the 3rd 9-weeks!" Thank you so much for offering your time with an engaging activity that truly motivates students to want to read!! I had so much fun being a cheerleader for those who were playing and were, "Oh, so close at winning!" I can't wait until the next readers to leaders celebration!

Mrs. Metzger and Mrs. Morris said...

Besides the kid's loving it - it was my very favorite reward we've had here at the Creek! A new tradition has begun!
Lori Metzger

Sherrie Rabe said...

Wow, what fun our 5th graders had playing Bingo!! You did an outstanding job celebrating their reading. Thank you so much!!

Mrs. Patricia Wallace said...

It was marverlous! Children were excited to play, win and pick their prizes on their own. Amazingly, most selected a new book! Then, they couldn't wait to start reading their new book, right then and there.

Thank you for the fun way of rewarding our Readers to Leaders.

Meissner & Brown said...

Our kids had a great time! We can't wait to share their writing about the fun with you! THANKS for making everyone a WINNER!

Lauren Morgan said...

Bingo was AMAZING!!! The kids had so much fun! It was great to see the kids get excited about winning Bingo and a BOOK! Thank you for taking the time to do this for our kids! We loved it!