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In 2005 we saw that the home/school connection was undeveloped. Teachers were not collaborating. Reading was not generally regarded as a source of fun. Even after we built the public library, villager contact with our resources remained uneven.
First Reading Rodeo
Reading Rodeo was an all-day event held on December 6, 2006 with the goal of involving the whole village in enjoyable reading activities, presented by the whole Yupukari teaching staff working together as a team. Every teacher and both Yupukari Public Library librarians hosted a different activity in a different village building, so that villagers could move from one to the next, getting their "passport" stamped along the way.
Now, four years later, the Reading Rodeo has become an annual event. Here's a movie of the Fourth Annual Reading Rodeo from December of 2009.
The Third Annual Reading Rodeo was held on December 6, 2008.
The Second Annual Reading Rodeo was held on December 2, 2007.