In searching around for a good way to run a 'read-a-thon,' I came across Pizza Hut's Book-It program that many schools participate in. Have you heard of the Book-It program? I think it was around even when I was in grade school. It's a great program that inspires kids to read by giving them a certificate for a free personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut.
After browsing their website for a bit, I discovered something that intrigued me greatly.
HOMESCHOOLERS CAN PARTICIPATE!
And you don't have to be part of a co-op to join!
I can't say how excited I am about this! Many times, homeschooling families aren't allowed to participate in programs like this unless they belong to a homeschool co-op, if then even. There have been many activities - like fundraisers - that just don't welcome the individual family to join in.
So! You can well imagine that I'll be signing up my kids for the Pizza Hut Book-It program for next year. You can do it, too!
Here's what to do:
Visit http://www.bookitprogram.com/Enrollment/homeschool.asp on (or after) May 1 to enroll your children who wish to particpate. It's that simple They will mail a packet to you with everything you'll need to get your kids excited about reading (think FREE PIZZA!).
Any questions? I don't know the answer to everything about this program, but you can
- browse through their website (http://www.bookitprogram.com/default.asp)
- check out the FAQs
- do some digging around
- check out the Parent's Page for some book and recipe ideas
- and the Teacher's Page for some printables