Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MFA's 1,000 Book Project

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The mission of the Marlboro Faculty Association's 1,000 Book Project is to make a positive impact in the lives of children in our community through reading, whereby making them lifelong learners who make a positive contribution to society.

The 1,000 Book Project encourages parents to spent time reading with their to children to increase their exposure to all forms of literature. Studies suggest that children who are exposed to any form of literature between the ages of three and six will perform better academically in school.

Participation  in the program:

In order to participate, a child must be between the ages of three and six and a resident of the Marlboro Central School District. The program collection is made up of many fiction and non-fiction titles and is open to all students in the district. A parent can register their child in the program by filling out a short form at either Marlboro Free Library or the Sarah Hull Hollack Library. Once the forms are complete, the child can take home one of 100 numbered tote bags filled with 10 children's books. Upon returning the tote bag, the child can pick up another book bag.

The timeline for completing the program is flexible, but the goal is for each participating child to have read all 1,000 stories by the start of first grade or sooner. When a child has completed the program, they will receive an award. Of greater importance, each child will have enjoyed 1,000 pieces of high-quality literature and built a strong reading foundation.

The 1,000 Book Project is sponsored by the Marlboro Faculty Association. While participating in the program, parents are expected to:

1.       Keep track of  each tote bag they've borrowed by checking off the numbers on  
          their child's registration form.

2.       Return the sign-out sheet to the book tote bag when it is returned.

3.       Return a checked-out book bag within a three-week period.

4.       Replace or pay for any lost or damaged books or bags.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Online Reading Resources For Parents

Click on the links below:

Online Video Resources:

Introducing the Roots of Reading

Becoming Aware of Print

Encouraging Young Storytellers

Reading Rocket's Online Articles:

Make Reading Part of Your Preschooler's Everyday Life

Reading Tips for Parents

Questions and Answers about Common Core Standards for Parents

Reading Rockets YouTube Videos:

Reading Rockets Video:

Online Teacher Resources

Helpful Hints- 

Click on the links below:

ABCs of Teaching Reading

Classroom Strategies

 Meeting New Authors

YouTube Resources:

Getting to know Eric Carle-

Jan Brett- How to Draw Hedgehog

Reading Rockets: Make Reading Count Part 1

Make Reading Count Part 2