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SEBASTIAN’S READING SQUAD

Sebastian’s Reading Squad, presented by the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, encourages elementary school children to proactively read. 

WELCOME TO SEBASTIAN’S READING SQUAD

I’m excited to have you be part of this great group for the year. Reading is fundamental to learning and development, and through the reading squad we aim to make reading fun. We have a series of events throughout the year, a monthly reading squad update, and recommended reading from your favorite bird… me! Follow the steps below to join my awesome reading squad.

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STEP 1: REGISTER

STEP 1

Register for Sebastian’s Reading Squad  

If you are a teacher registering a classroom click here to learn more about our Classroom Challenge

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD READING LOG

STEP 2

Download Reading Log 

Download Reading Log

STEP 3: READ

STEP 3

Start reading 

For ideas on what to read, check out Sebastian’s Top Reads List which updates quarterly!

STEP 4: UPLOAD READING LOG

STEP 4

Upload Your Completed Reading Log 

Once you’ve completed your 120 minutes of reading please upload your form here. After the reading period closes you will receive an exclusive e-mail with an invitation to exclusive events!

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

CLASSROOM CHALLENGE

This is an opportunity for your classroom to compete in a yearlong reading challenge against other local classrooms. The classroom that records the most books at the end of the year wins a visit from Sebastian to their classroom!

  • Register as a class in the form above
  • Log your reading hours as a group
  • Class that records the most reading hours for the year gets a special visit and prize from Sebastian
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SEBASTIAN'S TOP READS

Check out Sebastian’s quarterly list of his favorite book recommendations!

Roses are Pink Your Feet Really Stink

Grade Level: K-3

“I love this book because of the jokes that Gilbert plays on his classmates. It reminds me of all of the pranks that I get to play when on the sidelines!”

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Grade Level: 3-7

“This is a great book to learn about black history during black history month in February. I am always trying to learn new things, and black history is such an important part of our world!”

Squirrels New Years Resolution

Grade Level: K-3

“New year’s resolutions are one of my favorite things to do every year. This year my resolutions are to do more spellouts and pull more pranks than ever!”

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian

Grade Level: K-3

“I love this read because it talks all about bugs! Bugs are such an important part of our world and food chain. Plus, I love the bird reference in the title!”

Fish in a Tree

Grade Level: 5-9

“This book grabbed my attention because it has such a funny title. Fish in a tree?! Once I got to reading it, I found out how important it is to always stay true to yourself, something that is so important”

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in the program?

Participation is easy.  

  1. Submit your information in the form above 
  2. Download the Reading Log
  3. Track your Reading  
  4. Check back in a few weeks and upload your completed reading log  
What are the reading seasons?
  • Fall: October 6 – December 1 
  • WinterJanuary 4 – February 28
  • Spring: March 8 – April 30 
How are reading hours tracked?

Reading hours are independently tracked by students, with teacher or guardian supervision, on the downloadable reading logThe reading log will be updated each reading season. 

How do I submit my reading log?

Upload your reading log here:

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
I am a teacher; can my entire classroom participate?

Yes, your entire classroom can participate. You can individually assign students reading logs or you can keep track of your reading as a classroom.  

How does the program incentive work?

After uploading the completed Reading Log, the parent/guardian/teacher will receive an exclusive invitation to our online celebration.  

 

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