I Love to Read Month
September 10, 2003
During our school’s I Love to Read Month, we have a Lincoln Penny Day. Each class is given a coffee can (5 lb.) with a hole cut into the lid. The idea is for students to donate a penny for each book read. Last year, we received several hundred dollars, all in pennies! Our school has about 300 students, K—4, so this was a roaring success. Proceeds were donated to the library to update our book collection.
We also do a Reading Night during the school year. Teachers read to children and their parents and then lead an activity related to the book. This models, for both student and parent, how homework and special projects should be handled.