Kindergarten Information

*The most important part of Read and Lead is adult involvement. You are asked to read with your child 10 minutes or more a day, at least five days a week. The 10 minutes a day can be any combination of child or adult reading.

*We will select a book and send it home in a Ziploc bag. Since most kindergarten children are pre-readers, parents are encouraged to read the book to your child first and then have the student read the book several times.  Other reading suggestions are to have your child point out a certain letter, or a sight word, or a letter that makes a certain sound, or ask your child what happened in the story.  Your child may return the book every day to have it exchanged for another one.

*Recording sheets should be returned at the end of each month.  A new blank recording sheet will be sent home.  Recording sheets can also be printed from this website.  Previous month’s dates will not be counted towards the current month’s reading.

*Read as much as you wish (weekends and holidays too!); however, you can only make one entry on your recording sheet each day to count as Read and Lead credit.

*Each month that your child turns in a recording sheet with at least 20 days listed (10 minutes each day), they will receive a brag tag.  In addition, students who meet this requirement and turn in at least 5 recording sheets, will be invited to a special celebration.

*If your child’s bag is returned without a book, we will send a note home in the bag. No new books will be sent until the old one is returned or paid for. Book replacement fees are $6.00 per book. The bag and book must be returned at the end of the year.

*If you have any problem with a book (too hard, too easy, etc.), please feel free to return it with a note.  Remember, you can always read books from home or the library to supplement for Read and Lead credit.

*Book bags are filled daily by volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact your child’s teacher or one of the coordinators.

*Remember to have fun, relax and enjoy your time together!