Solana Santa Fe’s Books and Beyond reading program was created to encourage reading outside of the classroom and help parents promote literacy at home.
Students kept track of how much they read over the school year and received prizes based on the level reached. Students in kindergarten, first and second grades logged in 30,129 books and third through sixth grade students logged in 1,086,170 pages.
All students who reached level 8 received gold medals during an awards ceremony at the elementary school. Those who completed level 16 were treated to a pizza party with the school’s principal, Julie Norby.
Curriculum Resource Teacher Veronica Reist coordinated the Books and Beyond program with the assistance of parent volunteers Nora Balikian, Monica Hendricks and Kathleen Schreiber.