We always look forward to our annual visit to Six Flags Great America. Now is the time to prepare for it and motivate the kids to keep reading as well.
Follow the link to register your homeschooled kids to earn free admission for completing 6 hours of reading. https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx
Ready, Set, GO!
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year.
Go Big this school year when you and your students participate in the Six Flags 2013-2014 Read to Succeed Program.
Register for Read to Succeed 2013-2014
If you participated last year, your online account is still active. You can login and confirm your information is still correct and make any updates, if needed.
If you are new to the program, registration is now open so you can sign up today. Once you login to your account, you can download everything you need to get started from your Teacher Toolbox in your online account. Your Teacher Toolbox will have the Student Reading Log, Parent Letter and instructional guides. Your students can begin logging their hours as soon as you hand out the Student Reading Logs.
We appreciate your dedication to encouraging students to read and look forward to another successful school year.
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team
The Cougar’s have a great reading incentive program that homeschoolers are welcome to participate in as well. Following is some of the information related to the program and contact information to get all the details.
In a nutshell, your pre-K through 8th grade kids read for 8 weeks, working to reach their goals. The big prize is a free ticket to the Cougar’s game and accompanying guests can order their own tickets while ordering the free ones for the student.
Dates are available in April and May for various home games (you make a game selection when registering for the program) and this is always a fun outing as we near the end of our school year.
1. We are now affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, meaning that many of the players who you see playing for the Cougars right here in Geneva will one day be playing at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
2. We are offering a scholarship program called Ozzie’s scholars. All students enrolled in Ozzie’s Reading Club will have the opportunity to apply for one of ten $1,000 academic scholarships which they can use toward their future educational endeavors.
3. If you have other programs in place during the typical Ozzie’s Reading Club months of January and February, you can run the program during another more convenient time.
Kane County Cougars One Cougar Trail Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-232-8811 Fax: 630-232-8815 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the latest info from Six Flags. Registration opens in just a few weeks!
On behalf of Six Flags, I would like to thank you for your past participation in our Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club and provide you with some detail about our upcoming 2012-2013 program. In this electronic world that we live in, reading has become more important than ever. We plan to continue to do our part by offering you and your elementary school students free tickets to Six Flags when they participate in the Read to Succeed program.
Beginning October 9th, you will be able to register online for Read to Succeed at sixflags.com/read. At that time you will need to have the following information available to complete your registration:
- Your name
- Name of your school
- Your email address
- Your school’s physical address (for ticket delivery)
- Number of students in each grade you teach
If you are a school coordinator (registering on behalf of multiple teachers) you will need:
- Name of each teacher
- Email address of each teacher
- Approximate number of students in each grade each teacher teaches
We will send you another note on or before October 9th when the new Read to Succeed online registration form is ready to go.
Thank you again for your participation in Read to Succeed!
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team
Once again it is time to prepare for Ozzie’s Reading Club. We have enjoyed this program for many years now. I like that it is not a preset reading goal, but you and the child determine what is best for them. It excites them about reading, and rewards them with a great outing in the spring.
If you would like to participate in 2012, please contact Amy.
Kane County Cougars § 1 Cougar Trail § Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630.232.8811 § FAX 630.232.8815
2012 OZZIE’S READING CLUB
This is your last chance for this year, the eleventh hour and then some. Great America’s Read to Succeed program is about to wrap up for another season.
Now, if your child has not been reading they will have a difficult time meeting the requirements for this today, unless they REALLY like to read a lot at once.
The basic program: read for 6 hours and earn a free Great America ticket.
Read books, magazines, newspapers, comics, anything, just read! After they log a total of 360 minutes they earn the ticket.
They have revamped this program and made it really easy to sign up for, which is great for procrastinators like me who just got around to signing up yesterday. We’ve been reading all along. We read tons as a matter of habit, but we had not actually filled out the information on their site.
So, don’t wait another minute, get over there and reward your kids for all that time they have spent reading. And, if they haven’t read those 6 hours, you’ve got the whole day Friday to make that right. 😉
The Kane County Cougars are again offering a reading program to encourage students to read. Contact the Cougars directly about joining this great program:
For more information about the program please mail, fax or e-mail your request to the address, fax number or e-mail address below.
Kane County Cougars § 34W002 Cherry Lane § Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630.232.8811 § FAX 630.232.8815
It’s Time Again to Reserve Your 2010-11 BOOK IT! Materials. This year you must enroll your individual family, they are not accepting submissions from groups. It’s a very simple process though, so jump online and get signed up. You should receive the materials around the beginning of September and you can begin setting and rewarding reading goals with your child(ren) in October.
Easy to use and a simple motivator for kids that need an extra nudge to get their nose in a book, or a great reward for those that are already reading up a storm.
Enroll your homeschool family online at the BOOK IT! website
The enrollment period is from March 1 through June 30, 2010. Orders beyond these dates will be filled as supplies allow on a first-come first-served basis.
The program then runs starting on October 1, 2010, and concluding on March 31, 2011
Here is information on a great reading incentive program that is open to homeschoolers as well. Students Kindergarten through eighth grade may participate and earn a free ticket to the Cougar’s game in the spring.
In summary their program works like this:
Ozzie’s Reading Club is an eight-week reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars along with Provena Mercy Medical Center. The program is open to children in grades K-8; however, to participate, a student’s school must be a member of the Ozzie’s Reading Club program.
Ozzie’s Reading Club tracks the progress of a student’s reading around the bases of a baseball diamond with the three bases and home plate representing two weeks worth of reading. Each teacher may determine his or her own reading requirements for each base. Students completing the program’s requirements “hit a home run” and earn a free ticket to an April or May Cougars game designated by their school. Other rewards may include a bookmark, a voucher for a hot dog and soda as well as an official Ozzie Reading Club t-shirt.
For more information you need to contact their office:
Kane County Cougars 34W002 Cherry Lane § Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630.232.8811 FAX 630.232.8815
If you and your kids earned tickets to Six Flags through their Read to Succeed Program, now is the time to redeem them!
They expire August 9th, just a few weeks away, and the closer we get to that date, the more crowded the park becomes. I just took my girls yesterday and we had a perfect day for it! The crowds did swell a bit in the afternoon, but most of the day we enjoyed short to non-existent lines.
The employees said it was a typical Monday.
Tips for enjoying your day:
- Don’t forget the sunscreen so you don’t regret your trip the following day(s)
- Stay hydrated. We actually were there from the time they opened until they closed and my girls still weren’t done! Keeping plenty of water on hand helps them enjoy the day.
- Bring healthy snacks (but, of course, they need to stay in the car). Rather than filling up on fried food, pop, and sweets, we enjoyed dinner in the parking lot. Whole wheat sandwiches, carrots, fruit, and lots of water. Nothing holding us back from having a lot of fun the whole day at Great America
- Go soon, and preferably earlier in the week. It will never be completely empty, but you have a better chance of fighting fewer crowds this way. We whipped through countless lines before 11:30.
- Take the express lane up 294! If you are taking 94/294 up to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee get in the middle/express lane if at all possible. We crawled through the construction induced congestion that whole stretch while watching cars whiz past us. There is an exit from the express lanes at Grand (where you need to get off for Great America), so you don’t need to worry about missing it. If you stay in the local lanes you could easily count on an hour drive from 90 to the park.
If you do have the free tickets, try not to let them go to waste. We enjoyed a full day of fun for around $20 (including parking). Not bad at all, and the kids deserved it for the great job they did reading this past year.
More flags! More fun! 🙂
. . . More Works for Me Wednesday!
Even Chuck E. Cheese is getting in on the action when it comes to encouraging kids to read.
Simply print out these reading reward calendars, have your child read every day for two weeks, and bring it in for 10 free tokens per child with a food purchase. You can get one for each child without needing seperate food purchases for each one (we have 5 children, buy 1 pizza and redeem 5 calendars, plus report cards if it is the end of a grading period).
These are great calendars, and they have a number of other ones on their site as well. If you want some extra encouragement while instilling good habits in your child, check out their other reward calendars (clean room, getting dressed, sleeping all night, manners, etc.) You can only redeem one calendar per child each time you go to Chuck E Cheese, and you must make a food purchase at that time as well, but these are great boredom busters and motivators all year round!
Don’t forget to bring your child’s report card with as well.
They earn tokens for good grades. Need some help putting together your end of the year grades? Check out Donna Young’s site for report cards that you can use for this important record keeping step.