Supporting the North Carolina School System is a priority for the Carolina Hurricanes. Through the Pick Up a Book and Read initiative, the Hurricanes support and assist teachers' educational efforts in the classroom. Our goal is not only to challenge students' reading abilities, but also to help them achieve their personal reading goals.
The Pick Up a Book and Read program motivates children to feel excited about reading. By providing program incentives, we hope to propel children to a higher reading level while encouraging them to take responsibility for their reading. Students use a score card to track their minutes read and have it initialed by an adult. All types of reading are encouraged. Independent reading or to another person from sources such as books, magazines and newspapers qualify for the program.
The program is for grades 3-5 and lasts for any six-week span during the school year. At the end of the selected six weeks, the teacher overseeing the program records each of his/her student's minutes either on the web, by mail or by dropping the scores off at PNC Arena. Scores will be tallied and compared to see which students and teachers receive prizes.
Each participating classroom receives a Pick Up a Book and Read poster, a bookmark for each student and a reading scorecard for each student.
More information regarding the 2017-18 school year is coming soon!