Baldwin County Public Schools
Daphne Middle Daphne, AL
We're Reading Around the WORLD!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Literacy Team at Daphne Middle School has kicked off a brand new program that encourages students to read outside of class.  Students who read outside of school will log their time and miles during homeroom each day.  At the end of the week, we tally the numbers and figure how many miles we have "travelled" by reading. 

Our first goal was to reach Rome, Italy.  After 2 and a half weeks of reading and logging our miles, we have reached this first destination with over 11,000 miles logged by our students and teachers!  Way to go DMS!

Our next destination is back to the United States, Washington, D.C. to be exact!  Several of our students, parents, and teachers were fortunate enough to travel there last month, and we're excited to add it to our destination goals!

Special thanks to SEEDS for funding this project through the classroom grant program.  Mrs. Benefield, math teacher,  and Mrs. Peak, librarian, are members of the Literacy Team and coordinators of this school-wide emphasis on reading.

While this project focuses on student reading, we plan to highlight student work that is related to all of our destinations.  Currently, we have displays in the front lobby of some of the 8th grade Roman projects created by Mrs. Surrey's students.  We are adding to our displays constantly, so if you have something you would like to contribute (project, art, pictures, etc.), please turn it in to Mrs. Peak in the Library.

Displays in the school cafeteria are coming soon as well!  We're excited about this project and want to encourage students to keep up the good work, and most importantly, KEEP READING!!