The “Hollywood Producer” project is due on April 26. Students have been told the due date daily and it is posted in the classroom. Most books require 5 to 10 hours of concentrated time to read depending upon the student’s reading rate. Students were given the assignment and brought to the library to find a book prior to Spring Break. No other assignments have been given since. Students have been given 2 hours of clock time to read in class over the course of the last month. In addition every child has a 20 minute study hall during lunch class.
It may seem trivial when you first hear of it.but when at a recent meeting Mr. C. Neville, of Farmer’s Insurance, asked the faculty what he could do for us or get for us I thought a second and asked for Jolly Ranchers. Why? I reward my students for cleaning and for acts of kindness with the candies. Money for candy comes out of my pocket. So while everyone laughed, I was hoping he would take me seriously. He did and the next day 4 large bags were delivered.