As many of you know, the 2014-2015 school year is headed this way…quickly! I don’t know about what you have done this summer, but I have been setting up our classroom, cleaning house, enjoying the outdoors and reading! If you know me, you know that I absolutely love books. I might be somewhat of a bibliomaniac, or at least that is what former students have told me. Even though I love to read, I realize that not everyone shares my passion. This year, it is my goal to encourage you to get your hands on books! Yes, I want you to actually open a few and read them, but how are you supposed to find the right one if you haven’t sifted through several? In order to encourage more book browsing, and more reading, I have created a classroom Instagram challenge.
For each month that we are in school, I will post 2-3 Instagram challenges. All will involve books. All you have to do is upload the picture and use the classroom hashtag #mrsriversroom and the hashtag #weread1415. These challenges will all be simple, and they will all earn rewards (raise-a-grade passes, homework passes, etc.). I will be monitoring these pictures, and if anyone posts something I deem inappropriate, the photo will be reported. So if you are in doubt, don’t do it!
If you are visiting our website via Pinterest, a blog, or just an Internet search, please please please participate! If you have a classroom Instagram, connect your students photos to your classroom hashtag and add #weread1415! Wouldn’t it be great to see how many students across the country, and the world, are reading?!? I plan on posting a teacher challenge for the month of July, just to see what kind of interest there is. I also want to add that there is no winner, per se. The reward is getting kids to read, touch, browse, and love books!