A good friend of mine was in charge of our schools Read-a-thon this year. She asked me if I could design a “Passport” for each of the kids in the school. Inside they could fill in their information and have a place where they could write down the min. they read for each week. This is what I came up with.
On the inside, the students can glue a picture of themselves (or some times teachers can print them off from their class pictures). There is a note from the “Principal” and a place for them to sign their name, just like a real passport.
There are 12 spaces for “stamps”, stickers, signatures, or recording their minutes or “reading miles traveled”. You could also encourage the students to read books that talk about other countries around the world.
A few printing notes: I printed the outside cover in color on white card stock. My friend has access to inexpensive printing at her work ($0.15 a page).
For the inside cover, we fed the same piece of card stock through the school’s black and white copier.
For the next page, we ran it off on plain white paper and in black and white, again on the school’s black and white copier.
By printing the inside in black and white, we saved a ton of money. Each passport ended up costing around $0.08 each for the printing and stapling. Of course awesome volunteer PTA moms cut and assembled them at no cost.
Have a great Read-A-Thon!