The Big Read 2017

The Blue Ball Elementary community is reading The BFG by Roald Dahl.

Monday, we kicked off our BIG read with commercials advertising our book!

It is time for the annual Blue Ball Elementary BIG Read.  The BIG Read is a school-wide read aloud project developed to help bring students, staff, and family together to model and encourage literacy skills.  Every family and staff member (principals, teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, etc) will get their very own copy of the book and read a chapter or so each night, following the read aloud schedule.  This year we will be reading Roald Dahl’s The BFG.  The whole school community will be immersed in this fictional story of a brave, little girl and her adventures with an unlikely friend.

During the BIG Read, students will have opportunities to participate in motivating activities to encourage participation and immersion in the content and themes of the book.  Daily trivia questions will be read aloud and students will have the opportunity to answer questions for a chance to win weekly prizes and a chance to win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire!  Students will also have a chance to create their own happy dream jar after reading a portion of the book.  We will post all the dreams in the Hallway of Dreams near the 5th grade classrooms at Blue Ball Elementary.  Our final celebration assembly will be on May 26th to announce the grand prize winner and join together as a community of readers.