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EVERY WORD COUNTS at GEORGETOWN!

REMINDER:   KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BOOKS THIS SUMMER!  

If you are counting minutes for the summer contest,

read below for how to track total words!

If you have ever dreamed of being a millionaire, now is your chance.  All students have the opportunity to become a member of this club if they succeed in reading for 1,000,000 words (or more) this year.

Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian, keeps the tally of your books read from year to year.  The word count keep growing as long as you keep turning in your book lists, completing book blogs and/or completing reading counts quizzes. We celebrate the millionaires at the end of each school year.  Find out about past millionaires by searching our blog with the key word ‘ millionaires ‘.

Million Words FrontAs a member of the MILLION WORDs club, each member will have their name on the MILLIONAIRE’s BOARD (display case in our rotunda) and receive a very cool, totally awesome t-shirt.  How do you log your words?  It’s as easy as this:

  1. READING COUNTS QUIZZES: Each time you complete a  Reading Counts quiz, you get credit for all those words.  Mrs. Vandenberg keeps track of the word count for you.
  2. MILLION WORD CLUB BOOK LIST:  If you don’t like READING COUNTS QUIZZES, but you LOVE to read, you can still work on becoming a MILLIONAIRE.  Keep track of ALL the books you read at home (and on vacation) print this form:  Million Word Club History – PDF.   EVEN EASIER:  Click on  this document (viewed by opening your hps email account).  Type in this form and it saves you from printing the form — share it with Mrs. VandenBerg!  (jvandenb@hpseagles.net)

Quick link for word counting here:  WORD COUNT LINK

REMINDER:   KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BOOKS THIS SUMMER!!!!! 

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The Roads are HORRIBLE…it is VERY COLD, so that means…

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Super Readers: Bethany, Milena, Melia, Josh, Seth, Marley, Joanna, Terra and Landon

tomorrow is a SNOW DAY.

Why is school closed tomorrow? (Tuesday, January 28)? Extremely dangerous cold.  In these temperatures, exposed skin can become frostbitten within thirty minutes — and why not make it three in a row, right?!

As I said in the last snow day post, KEEP YOUR LEARNING BRAIN ENGAGED and READ.  If you write down the titles of our books, these will all count toward your membership in the MILLIONAIRES CLUB.

Check out the SNOW DAY READING INCENTIVE to help keep make your snow day less boring.

PLEASE BE SAFE.

Signed “REALLY REALLY really over snow days”,

Mrs. Reagan

*Not pictured above:  Kaley Mead reading Karen’s New Teacher and Jessica Mead reading Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express.

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Extra Credit Snow Day Reading

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Snow day readers: Nora (2-CG), Lorenzo (4-CB), Caleb (2-CG), Aiden (4-CB)

Tired of these snow days?  Missing that great feeling of LEARNING at SCHOOL?  If so, find a book and start some snow day reading.   Send an email to Mrs. Reagan (treagan@hpseagles.net) or your teacher with the title of the book — feel free to send a photo, too.  Every time you send me a photo of a book,  I will give you an extra 200 words toward your millionaire word count.  Each book you read counts for 200 words.

You will also get your name added to the end of the year READING COUNTS prize drawing.  Every time you finish a book this year, your name is added…so this is a snow day bonus.

Be safe…stay warm and happy reading!

 

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EVERY WORD COUNTS at GEORGETOWN!

If you have ever dreamed of being a millionaire, now is your chance.  All students have the opportunity to become a member of this club if they succeed in reading for 1,000,000 words this school year.  Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian, keeps the tally of your books read from year to year.  The word count keep growing as long as you keep turning in your book lists, completing book blogs and/or completing reading counts quizzes. We celebrate the millionaires at the end of each school year.  Find out about past millionaires by searching our blog with the key word ‘ millionaires ‘.

Million Words FrontAs a member of the MILLION WORDs club, each member will have their name on the MILLIONAIRE’s BOARD (display case in our rotunda) and receive a very cool, totally awesome t-shirt.  How do you log your words?  It’s as easy as this:

  1. READING COUNTS QUIZZES: Each time you complete a  Reading Counts quiz, you get credit for all those words.  Mrs. Vandenberg keeps track of the word count for you.
  2. MILLION WORD CLUB BOOK LIST:  If you don’t like READING COUNTS QUIZZES, but you LOVE to read, you can still work on becoming a MILLIONAIRE.  Keep track of ALL the books you read at home (and on vacation) print this form and write down your books:  Million Word Club History – PDF.   EVEN EASIER:  Click on  this document (viewed by opening your gmail account).  Type in this form and it saves you from printing the form — it can be shared with Mrs. VandenBerg!  (jvandenb@hpseagles.net)

Links to help you calculate words in books are found on the right under READING COUNTs.  Quick links can be found here:  WORD COUNT LINK

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Georgetown Millionaires 2013

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The 24 students in the photo above are now officially MILLION WORD CLUB MEMBERS.  Each received a BARNES and NOBLE gift card.  We want to keep fueling their desire to consume words!  The names of each millionaire is also listed below.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • 1,000,000 Words

Hannah Applebee, Carson Bretz, Peter Estefan, Victoria Eggers, Jordan Gradowski, Megan Martinez, Nathan Conkel, Annabel Owen (Missing in photo), Matthew Jonkman, Hannah Eggers, Gerrit Klyn, Patrick Estefan, Joe Huyser, Kyle Holt (missing in photo), Isabella Vreux, Skylar Hill, Elise Gort, Elaina Fuzi, Samantha Missad, Hope TerHaar (missing in photo).

  • 2,000,000 Words

Seth Banninga and Christian VandeGutchte

  • 3,000,000 Words

Aiden Klein and Chloe Patrick

 

To see other millionaires from our school, check out these posts:

2012 Millionaires

2011 Millionaires

2010 Millionaires and this post too!

 

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Georgetown Makes Millionaires

If you have ever dreamed of being a millionaire, now is your chance.  All students will have the opportunity to become a member of this club if they succeed in reading for 1,000,000 words this school year.

As a member of the MILLION WORDs club, each member will have their name on the MILLIONAIRE’s BOARD (display case in our rotunda) and receive a very cool, totally awesome t-shirt.  Each student must keep track of the total words read on this form:  Million word club form.

Completed forms are turned into Mrs. VandenBerg (Librarian), our school librarian.

Links to help you calculate words in books are found on the right under READING COUNTs.  Quick links can be found here:  Ren Learningand   Scholastic e-Catalog.

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MILLIONS OF WORDS…

have been read this year by all of our students combined.  Thirteen of our students read 1,000,000 words each this year.  They are Hannah Applebee, August VanDam, Nathan Conkel, Masen Kuieck, Reese Pell, Quinn Baar, Chloe Patrick, Annabel Owen, Ryan Mahoney, Skyler VanAntwerp, Luke Ellermets, Anna Haseley, Ashlee VanAntwerp

Jacob Bouma read 2,000,000 words and Matthew Lawrence read 3,000,000 words.  All 15 of these students are officially MILLION WORD CLUB MEMBERS.  Each received a certificate and a MILLION WORD SHIRT.

It is important to note that Matthew and Ryan have read at least one million words per year since 2009; August, Olivia and Chloe have been members since 2010.  I really believe that words are like air for them:  They need them to LIVE!

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Millionaire Club is Growing!

Millionaire winnersPeyton Ward, Cam Cook, Hunter Gulch, Brad Sellers, Quinn Baar, Corey Huyser, Ezra Roerig, Will Haverkamp, Matthew Lawrence, Ryan Mahoney, August VanDam, Chloe Patrick

*Note: Picture appears blurring because these readers were “itching” to get off the stage to start working on their next million words!

This past Friday, we honored our newest members of the Georgetown Millionaire’s Club.  The Millionaire Club opened with 12 founding members in May of 2010.  We honored our second set of millionaires on February 28 of this year. These students have read 1,000,000 words and were honored for doing so in front of the entire school.  As millionaire club members, they receive a t-shirt, blog article (You are reading it!) and the Georgetown Nook for take home reading.  We will load the book of their choice onto the Nook.

Congratulations to: Peyton Ward, Will Haverkamp, Ryan Mahoney, August VanDam, Brad Sellers, Corey Huyser and Ezra Roerig for joining this May.

HUGE SHOUT OUTS go to Matthew Lawrence for adding another million and to Quinn Baar for adding TWO MILLION!

Remember…anyone  can be a millionaire.  Links to how to do this can be found here:  HOW TO BE A GEORGETOWN MILLIONAIRE

The B&N Nook reader has been provided by you due to your support of the Parent Club fundraisers.   We LOVE IT!  Our hope is to grow this collection so that more readers can check out NOOKS for their at-home reading.

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Georgetown’s Millionaires Club

In October of this year, Mrs. VandenBerg (our librarian) launched the Georgetown Millionaires Club.  As a result of Mrs. VandenBerg’s counting skills, we can officially announce that we have 12…TWELVE….XII….MILLIONAIRES at our school!

We announced the millionaires at the opening of our JUST WRITE PERFORMANCES on Friday, May 28.  All but one was surprised that they had read over one million words each this school year.  The one student not surprised was Matthew Lawrence who was the first student in our building to reach this mammoth goal.

Each millionaire received a certificate and a MILLION WORDS T-SHIRT.  In addition, these students will be honored with their names on a plaque that will grow more and more names over time.Million Words Front

Congratulations to: Linnae, Nathan, Bryce, Aliya, Alison, Austin, Jon, Ryan, Matthew, Marisa, Cielle, Ryan.

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You Can Be a MILLIONAIRE at GEORGETOWN!

If you have ever dreamed of being a millionaire, now is your chance.  All students will have the opportunity to become a member of this club if they succeed in reading for 1,000,000 words this school year.  Million Words Back

Million Words Front

As a member of the MILLION WORDs club, each member will have their name on the MILLIONAIRE’s BOARD (display case in our rotunda) and receive a very cool, totally awesome t-shirt.  Each student must keep track of the total words read on this form:  Million Words Club Form

Completed forms are turned into Mrs. VandenBerg, our school librarian.

We are hopeful that this provides incentive to read for those students who may be burned out with Reading Counts quizzes.   With the help of Mrs. Roon (Reading Counts Chair) and Mrs. VandenBerg (Librarian), we have made changes to our Reading Counts program this school year.  For those who still  enjoy the Reading Counts program, this gives them yet another way to be rewarded for reading.

Links to help you calculate words in books are found on the right under READING COUNTs.  Quick links can be found here:  Ren Learning and   Scholastic e-Catalog.