Confession: I LOVED the new Star Wars movie! I’ve always been a fan of Star Wars but I think my fandom has reached new heights with the latest movie. I know my students are crazy about Star Wars too. So of course our reading month theme had to be Star Wars: May the Reading Force Be With You! Check out all the fun Star Wars reading activities we did in March!
First, I updated the Battle of the Books from a knights theme to Star Wars. I was able to find most of the pictures on the Internet and then I altered them in Publisher. In fact, 3 out of the 5 images I found here. So thank you for the awesome posters!
Then I add the scores to the bulletin board and posters for the top 4 teams that made it into the finals!
I really enjoyed updating the theme and the students loved it too!
Next, it was on to our school wide goal for reading month! Princess Leia shared our goal at a school wide assembly. Our goal was to reach 100,000 minutes to defeat the dark side! The dark side didn’t think we could do it….
The lightsaber in the beginning…
The lightsaber after all reading logs were turned in!
The dark side shouldn’t have doubted us. The students reached the first goal of 100,000 minutes in 3 weeks. Then we set a 2nd goal to blow up the Death Star by reaching 150,000 minutes! We reached that goal too and students read over 158,000 minutes for the month of March. The students loved the visual of the lightsaber getting colored in as they got closer to their goal.
And if you are going to have a school wide reading goal….You have to have fun Star Wars bookmarks to go with the goal! I found Star Wars bookmarks on Teachers Pay Teachers.
I also love doing book raffles in the library. During reading month many of the weekly raffles were Star Wars themed, of course!
Finally, my favorite night in March was our Star Wars themed Literacy Night! We had 7 rooms for students to visit and enjoy!
The Death Star Book Walk Room: Everyone left with a book!
The Bookmark Room: Students could use many materials to make their own bookmark including Star Wars stickers!
The Snack Room: Popsicles!
The Flashlight Room
Guest Readers in the Library
Outer Space Game in the Computer Lab
Star Wars Sing Along Room
Students also had a blast posing with BB8!
Okay…maybe students weren’t the only ones that had fun at Literacy Night!
Thanks for my checking out my blog post! May the reading force be with you!