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Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523



Read and Dream

A little about Read & Dream…

In 1993, Strandwood started the Read & Dream Team to encourage reading among our students.

Reading minute goals are established by grade level. Each day, children record the minutes they read (or are read to). When grade level goals are reached, log sheets are turned in for awards and recognition.

The Principal and Staff are heavily involved in promoting the program. Strandwood was awarded $5,000 for two consecutive years (1999-2000, 2001-02) by the Governor's Reading Award Program for reading over a million pages each year. The Read and Dream Team is also supported by our community. Read and Dream was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education for the academic year of 2011-2012.

Program Details

  • Purpose: To encourage kids to read outside of school.

  • What Counts: All outside of school reading - books, magazines, comics, homework, everything!

  • What Type Of Reading: All reading – silent reading, reading aloud to someone, or someone reading aloud to the student.

  • Record: All out of school reading minutes.

  • Program Duration: The first day of school through May of each school year (9 months).

  • Due Dates: Completed reading logs are generally due on the last Friday of the month. Awards are handed out on the following Friday. Click HERE for the Read & Dream Schedule for 2019-2020.

  • Awards: The first time a student reaches their grade level goal, they receive a membership card, ribbon, book, and their picture is displayed in the multi-use room. Subsequent times the grade level goal is met, the student earns a book (new and used books will be available each month). One book per month per student maximum.

Classrooms that reach 100% participation will receive a reward for their classroom!

Help us reach our goal of 100% student participation!

2019-2020 Read & Dream Coordinators: SaraH Bock & Brooke Schwiers


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