Robbins Lane Elementary School recently participated in the PARP (Pick A Reading Partner) program. The two-week long PTA-sponsored program encourages students to read at home with family members to help develop a culture of reading outside the classroom. The theme at Robbins Lane was “Under the Sea.”
PARP kicked off with award winning author, educator and storyteller, Jason Edwards. He engaged the students in a whole school assembly with a collaborative story telling experience. The Book and Author committee also brought in author Lisa Funari-Willever for an captivating day of assemblies. Two lucky readers per grade were chosen to have lunch with the author. The entire school went home with an grade-appropriate autographed book from the author.
The top three readers in each grade were awarded as well as the top class in each grade, as calculated by total minutes logged on the website. Robbins Lane read an amazing 86,733 minutes over the two week period.