Reading Should Be Fun



Mrs. Dickson recently read an article in US Weekly which featured author, James Patterson, and his views on the process of learning to reading and the development of the love of reading.  The article, similar to an article that appeared in Publishers Weekly, voiced his opinion that the task of challenging children to love to read falls upon us, the adults in their lives.

The staff at White Oak Elementary accept this challenge, and in order to promote this goal, we are adding links to our left sidebar under the headings “Reading” and “Math”.  We want to encourage each of you to explore and practice these important skills.  Watch for new links to be added.

AR Goal Meeters

The students listed below made their individual goal for Accelerated Reader during the 4th six weeks.

3rd grade: Austin W, Austin M, Austyn S, Caitlin J, Caleb R, Cameron S, Christopher D, Draven F, Dustin C, Dylan C, Ethan L, Jacob M, Jennifer W, Kasey S, Katelyn W, Katelyn J, Katlyn B, Kelli L, Kylie P, Mia H, Molly P, Terry M, Jasmin W, Kloie P, Parker W, Sierra L, Simuel M, Stephanie B, Tanner M, Taylor G, Tyler B, Carson R, Jordan S, Cory T, Trinity S, and Korbyn H.

4th grade: Allison P, Anna D, Ashlee W, Baird M, Braden H, Braden C, Breanna B, Brennan W, Camden O, Collin B, Dalton S, Daniela J, Destiny M, Emma W, Erin B, Garett W, Grant T, James L, Karli A, Katie C, Lexy H, Madison F, Madison D, Makayla S, Ryan D, Ryan B, Savannah M, Savannah W, Shady C, Tyler B, Baylee L, Lisa P, Hunter W, Jesse G, and Christian F.

5th grade: Aaron C, Addie R, Alex G, Angeles G, Aubrey W, Austin F, Brendan A,  Brett M, Brittney E, Brooklyn N, Bryan C, Caitlin D, Carlee M, Cassidy H, Clayton G, Daetren O, Daisy B, Dylan H, Elijah T, Emma L, Emma R, Grace S, Haydn H, Holly H, Jasmine K, Jaylen L, Jene W, Jessica R, Joe P, Johnathan L, Justin M, Kason K, Katie W, Kevin A, Kyle B, Lacey S, Lainee C, Layton A, Luisa S, Mackenzie W, Madison M, Madison S, Makenna G, Mason H, Moises I, Mya Plyler, Preston W, Ryker B, Seth K, Shelby N, Tyler S, Victoria B, Wyatt S, Zachary C, Colby F, Davis M, Joshua N, Natalie C, Payton A, Sabrina S, Stone P, Brian J, Jackson C, Zachary M, Chase O, and Kenzie B.

The names of the students listed above were placed in a random drawing where a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girl and boy were chosen to receive a “The Sky’s the Limit!” pointer.  Those students are pictured below.


One student was chosen to receive the use of an Acer. Pictured below is Mrs. Dickson presenting the student with the computer.


Each six weeks, the teacher with the most students meeting their individual Accelerated Reader goal is also awarded a prize.  The image below shows our 5th grade teacher, Mr. McBride with his  award.