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"Read Around the Bases" Kickoff with Major League Pitcher

Our second grade students kicked off the district’s “Read Around the Bases” partnership with the Charleston Riverdogs. Students experienced virtual and in-person read alouds from Yankee’s pitcher and Charleston native, Asher Wojciechowski. He even signed a copy of the book he read to keep in our library! It was so cool to have a professional baseball player share his love of reading. Read more about “Read Around the Bases” below:
Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston RiverDogs are moving forward with “Reading Around the Bases” for the fifth year in a row. The partnership started during the 2016-2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and South Atlantic League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) is ready to generate excitement about literacy with second graders throughout the district again in 2021.
Starting on Monday, January 25, 2021, second graders from 11 elementary schools throughout Charleston County will begin a 10-week baseball-themed incentive program. Every student will receive a Reading Challenge packet that includes a scorecard, tracking sheet, and their very own personal baseball card.
To move around the bases on the scorecard, a student must read a certain number of pages: 100 pages for a single, 200 pages for a double, 300 pages for a triple, and 500 pages for a home run.
The top-25 second graders from each participating school will be honored at a RiverDogs’ game during the upcoming season.