MVES 2012 Caldecott Challenge Immensely Successful

What an exciting few weeks we have had in the library media center here at MVES! Over the past fourteen days, we challenged our patrons to become Caldecott Kids by reading as many Caldecott award and/or honor books as they could during the Caldecott Challenge period. (Caldecott books are picture story books that have received recognition for their quality pictures.) The challenge was totally voluntary, yet we had 63% of the entire school to participate from grades 1-5!

The top three Caldecott Classes have earned a pizza party and a free book for their classroom libraries from our fall Scholastic Book Fair. From the K-1 grade levels the class that read the most Caldecott books was Mrs. Paula Davis’ 1st grade class. Mrs. Paula’s class read a total of 364 Caldecott books. From the 2-3 grade levels, Mrs. Cecilia Floyd’s 2nd grade class read 387 Caldecott(s), and from the 4-5th grade levels the Caldecott Class award was earned by Mrs. Wendy King’s 5th grade class for reading 505 Caldecott titles during the challenge.

Our patrons read a total of 2, 657 titles during the fourteen day challenge-an average of more than 190 Caldecott titles were read per day! The top Caldecott Kids were Paige Cash from Mrs. Isaacs’ 1st grade classroom (K-1 grade levels), Emily from Mrs. Floyd’s 2nd grade classroom (2-3 grade levels), and Alexis Stewart (4-5th grade levels) from Mrs. Sheila McQueary’s fifth grade classroom. Connor McGuire read 31 Caldecott books and Alexis Stewart read 56 Caldecott titles. Paige Cash read a total of 60 Caldecott books during the Caldecott Challenge! Paige read the most Caldecott titles school wide. She is the daughter of Curtis and Ginger Cash. Each Caldecott Kid will receive a gift certificate for a free book of their choice from our Scholastic Book Fair scheduled for the week of December 3-7th.

We would like to extend our appreciation to all who participated in the Caldecott Challenge.


Paige Cash
Kristy Isaacs, 1st grade

Connor McGuire
Cecilia Floyd, 2nd grade

Alexis Stewart
Sheila McQueary, 5th grade

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