Building Literacy, Unity & Excellence
There are seven elementary schools.
Crestview: “Thank you for recognizing the BLUE Program at Brunswick City Schools. I am so happy with the success we had last year.
Last year was the first year of implementing the BLUE program at Crestview which ran for 12 weeks. There were 8 students in the program and 11 parent/community volunteers. As a result of the program & volunteers, all of the students increased their reading fluency by 50 words per minute, and 2 students grew a whole grade level, while 6 students were on track at his/her grade level reading level. WOW, that is amazing growth!”
Idea shared: When the sticker reward sheet is full, the Mentee is given a Raz-Kids book to read to his/her parent at home. When a parent signature is returned, the Mentee is given a Pride Ticket to “shop” at the school store for a reward.
Positives seen: Students are excited when they move up a Pack Level, show growth on their Fluency Charts, and they are excited to work with their Mentors. Teachers and Mentors have noticed that the Mentees are reading with more expression.