We are very excited to sponsor an Accelerated Reader incentive program for students in kindergarten and up. The STAR (Students Taking Accelerated Reader) Program will give students the opportunity to earn monthly rewards, classroom rewards, and bronze, silver, or gold medals for the school year. Medal winners will participate in special STAR events in June. In addition, gold medal winners will receive a special pillowcase handmade by a friend of Mrs. VanDeven.
Children in kindergarten and first grade will earn points based on time spent reading or being read to. For these students sixty minutes of reading equals one point. Kindergarten and first graders will keep track of reading time on the STAR Minutes Log. Children in second through sixth grades will earn points by taking computerized AR quizzes. STAR Progress Reports will be sent home monthly to keep you informed. You can watch our STAR students shine on the bulletin board at the main entrance. Be sure to scroll down and view the charts so you know how many points your child needs to earn.
The STAR Program is sure to keep the students excited about reading by making it fun and rewarding. Please encourage your child/children to read the appropriate level AR books from school, home, or the public library. The website arbookfind.com is a wonderful resource for finding AR books or generating book lists by reading level and subject matter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.
Parents can connect to your child’s progress through Renaissance Home Connect. If parents would like to see details of your child’s progress, go to Renaissance Home Connect. If parents would like to receive emails showing your child’s quiz or test results, click the email setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book.
Medal Requirements by Grade
|K*||50 pts.||70 pts.||95 pts.|
|1*||55 pts.||75 pts.||105 pts.|
|2||65 pts.||90 pts.||115 pts.|
|3||65 pts.||105 pts.||150 pts.|
|4||70 pts.||125 pts.||175 pts.|
|5||90 pts.||140 pts.||200 pts.|
|6||90 pts.||140 pts.||200 pts.|
|7||90 pts.||155 pts.||220 pts.|
|8||90 pts.||155 pts.||220 pts.|
Monthly Reward Requirements to earn Pennies from Heaven
|5 pennies||10 pennies||15 pennies|
|K*||6 pts.||9 pts.||12 pts.|
|1*||7 pts.||9 pts.||13 pts.|
|2||8 pts.||11 pts.||14 pts.|
|3||8 pts.||13 pts.||18 pts.|
|4||9 pts.||15 pts.||21 pts.|
|5||11 pts.||17 pts.||25 pts.|
|6||11 pts.||17 pts.||25 pts.|
|7||11 pts.||19 pts.||27 pts.|
|8||11 pts.||19 pts.||27 pts.|
*K & 1st graders: 60 minutes=1 point