It is every teacher’s challenge to find ways to encourage your students to read at home. We developed a plan to do just that!
Each morning, to begin our reading for the day, we drop buttons in our Button Jar. This is a simple but fun idea that we use to encourage reading outside of school. Children drop 1 button in the jar for every 15 minutes they read or are read to at home. When our jar is full, we celebrate by having a “Button Party,” which reinforces the habit of leisure reading.