John Knox elementary school intermediate students recently participated in a reading challenge. From mid-Dec to Feb 1, Grade 4 through 6 students were challenged to read around a Monopoly-style playing board featuring different genres of books such as Fantasy, Mystery, Graphic Novel and Non-Fiction. There were also spaces on the board for unconventional genres such as “A book with a One-Word Title”, “A book recommended by your teacher,” and “A book older than your parents”.
Students worked together with their classmates to complete a class Bookopoly board in which each student was assigned a “property” to complete. Once completed, the class was entered into a draw for a class pizza party. In the individual Bookopoly board challenge, students read all books on the board (a total of 19 books), for a chance to win a $50 Indigo gift card. There were also smaller prizes available to all students who completed a set of properties of the same color. Prizes included pencils, erasers, bookmarks and Hi-Chew candies.
Students, with the help of parents and teachers, worked extra hard to complete these challenges, and in the end a total of 32 students completed individual boards, and 6 classes completed their class boards. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated!
The following students completed individual Bookopoly boards:
4FJ 4W 5W 5SB 5W
Alexa Zion Kaitlyn N. Kaylyn* Hazel
Verina Toby Caius Sophia K. Selena
Collin Sophia N. Chloe Vanessa
Amanda Tim N. Lucas L.
Ashley Michael O.
Carina Joshua N.
6RH 6G 6E
Michael L. Timothy Q. Aliya
Nathan H. Alicia Ellie
Daniella Ethan L.
*Note: These students completed 2 individual boards (38 books)!
The following classes completed their Bookopoly boards:
1 Board: 4B, 4W, 5 SB, 5W
2 Boards: 6G
3 Boards: 6E
Winner of the $50 Indigo Gift Card Draw: Sophia K. (5SB)
Winners of the Class Pizza Party Draw: 6G (Ms. Gidinski’s class)