Today we kicked off our fourth TJ Connor Reads. We selected The Contract by Derek Jeter. We kicked off our exciting event with an assembly that included Dan Mason, General Manager of the Rochester Red Wings, Spike, the mascot, and Paige Pye from Scholastic. Mr. Mason spoke of the importance of reading and being a team player. Ms. Pye spoke to students about our upcoming summer reading challenge (more on that in another post).
Students were given teasers on the announcements earlier this week to try to guess the book, but the book was not revealed until the end of the assembly. Students then came to the library to get one copy of The Contract for their family. Older siblings gathered their younger siblings to come together to receive the book.
Students will read a specified number of chapters each week and we will close our TJ Connor Reads with an assembly on June 2. Students have chances to win prizes by answering trivia questions, getting caught reading, and filling in their reading log for reading each night the our three week celebration. We are very excited about the book and the activities planned.