During our last class meeting one of my students suggested that I participate in the class reading challenge too! He felt that it would push and motivate some of the students who weren’t giving the challenge their best effort. We decided that my reading goal would be to read and mark exercise books regularly and to provide each child with written feedback. Even though I aim to do this already, it will give me an extra push! Each time I mark a set of books I earn a link. I loved seeing their faces this morning when they walked and counted my links. Next week I will announce the winners of our Term 1 Reading Challenge. Prizes will be awarded for a number of things including most books read, persistence, progress and detailed reading responses. If you would like to give the challenge a go, you can download all the necessary materials from our TpT. It will certainly motivate and encourage reading at home!