Don’t let another Florida Literacy Week slide by without your kids getting a chance to set a new state record.
The 5th Annual “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!” starts Monday.
Get set for the Million Minute Marathon.
This year’s goal?
To hit 30 million minutes spent reading statewide by Fri., Jan. 18.
Reading just 20 extra minutes a day, sponsors say, will get kids across the finish line by Friday.
“Take the Lead and Read” Jan. 14-18
Sponsored by the Florida State Department of Education (FLDOE), “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!” is a celebration of Florida’s schools and students.
In support of literacy week, hundreds of representatives from state and local law enforcement agencies, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Education will read to kids in the classroom.
To get kids “revved up” about reading, the Official Pace Car of the campaign – sponsored by the Daytona International Speedway and other educational partners – travels around the state to visit kids in the schools.
And there’s even more fun in store later in the week:
- Wed., Jan. 16 – Horse Tales Literacy Project, Arabian Knights – Students from local area schools will participate in the "Horse Tales Literacy Project". Students will experience the "Black Stallion Show" as well as various literacy center activities. The Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Race Car will make a special appearance.
- Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Voluntary Prekindergarten Simultaneous Reading of Hot Rod Hamster, by Cynthia Lord – Teachers and students across the state will participate in a simultaneous reading event beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Only 20 extra minutes a day will do it? Hmm …
See you there!
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