Using Beanstack -
I’m excited to announce that we will be using the app Beanstack to track your child’s reading this year. The county has purchased this awesome app that can be accessed through your child’s Single Sign On Page (link is on our main website page). Their log-in is his/her #06 school number (please make sure there is a 0 zero at the beginning of your child's student number) and the password is his/her birthday with a capital P in the front with two digits for month, two digits for day, and 4 digits for year (PXX/XX/XXXX). Your child’s teacher has his/her log-in information and will send it home – in fact, it may already be in his/her take-home folder! 😊
When you (or your child) logs into Beanstack, you can add books read by title (which counts for Reading Across Broward) and eventually minutes (which counts for Paws for Reading). **Please continue sending minutes to your classroom teacher. I’ll get it in the system for you.
Please remember, each book counts for both sections (title & minutes). You can even add Award Winners like Sunshine State Young Readers Award books under activities (students will have to answer questions related to these books). As your child meets goals, new badges will appear on their home page!
I know many of you have begun working on your Reading Across Broward forms and filling out your Paws for Reading sheets for your child’s teacher. The good news is, all information can be backdated so your child does not lose any hard work!! *Each book should entered only ONE time in the Titles section. For grades 2-5 we consider every 150 pages to be a "book", so a book with 300 pages would count twice.
Teachers can pull reports of how much your child is reading throughout the month and I will pull reports as well for our Reading Program monthly rewards.
I am always here to answer any questions and will putting a video up on the school website soon (under departments/media center) to show you the steps to Beanstack.