During the summer we will be doing a reading incentive program with the students called “The Dolphin Dash.” This fun informal program is set up to encourage students to read as much as they can during the summer months. Students are asked to read stories which have “mile” values assigned to them (**see key below). The students will then have a guardian initial that they have read the stories. The students then add up their dolphin’s miles. We are asking students to move their dolphin at least 200 miles, which is the approximate distance from Havre de Grace (one of the Northern most cities along the Chesapeake) to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
I also encourage students to contact me and tell me about their progress, or an interesting book that they read. They can email me at:
Mrs. Hipps – email@example.com
(Please write Dolphin Dash in the Subject section – Thank you!)
Students who complete this incentive program will celebrate at an Ice Cream Celebration, where they will receive a $10 Bayside Buck and a Dolphin Dash Homework Pass! The attached form needs to be filled out and signed by a guardian in order to qualify for the celebration, $10 Bayside Buck and Homework Pass. Forms should be returned to their teacher next year by the end of the first week of school. We would like to see as many “dolphins” reach the beach! Please encourage your child to pick up some books because our ultimate goal is to get children excited about reading during the summer!
Mrs. Karen Hipps
Dolphin Dash Key
*If there is an overlap of the type of book, the student can count it for the higher amount of miles. For the example, it would be 25 miles for an informational/chapter book.
If a child reads a book that is 400 + pages he/she can double the 50 miles.
The Goal is to move your dolphin 200 miles to reach the beach!
Teacher (new school year)__________________________
**Please turn in by the end of the first week of school so that you can come to the Ice Cream Celebration and receive your $10 Bayside Buck and Homework Pass!
Number of pages/Chapters
How many miles?
Make a check mark if the book is on the Summer Reading List!
Dolphin Dash Key
Color a dolphin for each 10 miles that you read!
Parent Signature:___________________________ Date:_______________________________