Within this last year, I realized that I LOVE to check off things consistently. I want to see how many days I can complete something. 30 day squat challenges? Love them! So when my school began using Beanstack as a way to track reading minutes, I should have known how into it I would get!
Beanstack is a platform we use for our students to track their minutes read. As the Library Media Specialist, I set a community goal for the year (which we have already exceeded!) and the kids track their minutes. Our charter ran a challenge for Hispanic Heritage Month to see which school could read the most. Man did I jump on this! I’m not an athletically competitive person, but when it comes to academics, I can go all out. (Side note: my school of 148 kids read over 25,000 minutes! We read the most out of the high schools in the charter. But I digress!)
I enjoyed tracking my minutes and made sure that I read for at least 10 minutes a day so my streak wouldn’t die. I think I may have been more into it than the kids! 🙂 I did, however, lose my streak in October… that is because I completed two absolutely fabulous books and I just needed to sit with them for a while. You ever feel that way? I couldn’t even fathom starting another book because those two were just so, so good! But I have since picked up another great read and my streaks are back! Do you like to see how many days in a row you can read? Also, do you know how many books you can read when you ensure you’re reading 10 minutes a day? Trust me, it’s more than you think!!