Joy has two Book Fairs yearly. The first is during the week of September 26th and is open for two evenings during the Meet the Teacher nights. The second fair takes place in March during the Seuss Read-in Night. Profits from the Book Fairs are used to support library programs and to purchase additional library books and AR tests.
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading incentive program. Students read a book labeled with a pink AR sticker and may take a computer quiz on that book title. The students may only take a quiz at school. A list of the books by title is now available. The students will be able to find a book in the list online, so they will know what books to look for in the school, classroom, or public library. All books on this list have a quiz available. Click the link below to view the Joy School AR Quiz list. You will need a PDF viewer to open the list. Foxit and Adobe Reader are great, free PDF readers.
Reading is Fundamental
Reading is Fundamental is a federally sponsored program that is locally managed by the American Association of University women. Each second and third grader receives a free book three times a year. Books are distributed during February, National Library Month (April), and in May.
Young Hoosier Book Award Program
The Young Hoosier Book Award Program is a state-wide reading program promoted in all elementary and middle schools in Michigan City. The purpose of the program is to stimulate recreational reading among children in grades K-8. Sponsored by the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE), the program is a cooperative effort between administrators, school media staff, teachers, public libraries and the community. Students vote for their favorite book from the twenty chosen for their grade level.
Joy participates in the Picture Book program in grades K-3 and the Intermediate program for grades 4-6. In the K-3 program all students participate by listening to the stories read aloud. Students in grades 4-5 read the books independently or have the books read to them. Children in 4th-5th grades earn various incentives for participating, including t-shirts and a reading trophy for reading all 20 books.
Check out the Hoosier Book site for a list of books that students are reading this year!