One of Ishikawa’s incentives to motivate students to read more is our Millionaire’s Club. As a student at Ishikawa your child is already part of the Millionaire’s Club.
What is it?
Our goal by the end of the year is to have all of the kids across the campus read one million minutes combined as a school. In order for this to be achieved we ask that grades K-3 read at least 15 minutes per day or 450 minutes per month and grades 4-6 read at least 20 minutes per day or 600 minutes per month at home.
What does my child get out of doing this?
If you child reads at least 300 minutes each month they will receive 1 Dragon Dollar that they can spend at the Dragon store. This is under our goal but we understand that some months are busier than others so we still want to reward those who are reading.
Every student who turns in a log online at bit.ly/2YPT4Np is eligible for a monthly drawing to win a free book.
The class that reads the most minutes each month in primary and intermediate will also get a popcorn party.
If students read the suggested minutes per month (or more) they will participate in the "Top Readers" dunk tank at the carnival in April.
Required minutes are:
Grades K-3: at least 15 minutes per day or 450 minutes per month
Grades 4-6: at least 20 minutes per day or 600 minutes per month
Grade levels that reach their minute goals will get a special spirit day.
Grades K-3: need to reach 130,000 minutes by April
Grades 4-6: need to reach 160,000 minutes by April
If we achieve reading 1,000,000 minutes by the end of April, in May the whole school will have a movie day in their classroom .
Your child will also receive the opportunity to further their learning and education by reading books, magazines, articles, etc. of their choice and learn the joy of reading and hopefully become lifelong readers.
What do I have to do?
All you have to do is add up your total minutes that they read or that you read together each month and input them online at bit.ly/2YPT4Np by the 5th day of the following month to be eligible for all of the above items. After you input your minutes it will notify the Millionaire’s Club teachers and populate the information for them so they can get the rewards out to your child. It will have a timestamp once it is submitted so the club will know if it was put in by the 5th.
What if I can’t get my child to read?
The biggest tip we have to give is to model what good reading looks like. Kids mimic what we do more than what we say. You can also count the minutes you read together. When reading to your child you want it to sound like what chocolate tastes like not like how medicine tastes.