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Millionaire Club Interest Grows!

Since our post yesterday about our most recent millionaires, Mrs. VandenBerg has received several questions about how to track words for this program.

These students have read 18 MILLION words (collectively) since the fall of 2009:

Linnae, Nathan, Bryce, Aliya, Alison, Austin, Jon, Ryan M, Matthew L., Marisa, Cielle, Ryan Y. (2009-10)

Chloe, Quinn, Matthew L., Ezra, Cam and Hunter (2010-11)

*There are readers who are very very very close to reaching the million mark this spring.  We will honor them later this year!

If your child takes a reading counts quiz and/or completes a book blog, Mrs. VandenBerg keeps tracks of these words.

Any books that are read at home will need to be tracked  by each student on this form:  Million word club form.  Turn this into Mrs. VandenBerg when it is complete and she will add these words to her master list.

Here is some additional information from a prior post:

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 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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Check Out Our Book Blogs!

As a part of our school-wide reading program, we provide time for our students to read everyBB2 day.  We also provide books that are just right in terms of level, interest and genre.  The teachers work closely with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian, to match books to readers and to motivate readers to READ MORE.

BB1Mrs. VandenBerg has been instrumental is encouraging readers to share their reviews of books through book blogs.  Each reader is encouraged to write a short review of the book.  This review is posted to the library blog and on the classroom teacher’s blog.

Readers who are interested in earning points toward Reading Counts goals can chose this option over taking tests for points.  Readers who aren’t interested in earning points but want to share a great book to read, select book blogging as an option.  Many teachers have clarified this goal on their blogs.

Our goal at Georgetown is simple:


The ability to read and write provides the ultimate foundation for doing well across all content areas and prepares our learners for their future!

The books in our library, classrooms and guided book room continue to grow with support from our PARENT CLUB (which we could not live happily without), parent donations and district curriculum support.