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Junior Giants Week 4: Education

Week 4: Education

Coaches & Team Parents

At Bat

At Bat This Week

  • Collect your EDUCATION Word of the Week pack.
  • Introduce the Education program by reviewing the Round the Bases Reading Program.
    • Encourage players to read all summer long and earn prizes along the way!
    • Have players track the amount of minutes they read on their Reading Scorecard.
    • As a bonus, encourage players to read to younger family members or friends to include them in the fun!

READING LEVELS & PRIZES
1st BASE | Read the Player & Parent Handbook receive a Giants bookmark.
2nd BASE | Read for 240 minutes to receive Giants mini colored pencils.
3rd BASE | Read for 480 minutes to receive a Giants pencil and pencil case.
HOME RUN! | Read for 720 minutes to receive a Giants notebook.

If your ENTIRE TEAM reaches the Home Run level, the team is eligible to attend the Junior Giants Festival at AT&T Park!

(Please note that T-ball teams will receive a backpack instead of an invitation to the Festival.)

Word of the Week

Word of the Week Talk

  • Define the word EDUCATION: Learning more about the world through school, books or other activities.
  • Begin a conversation about education by asking the players the following questions:

T-Ball (5-6 years old)
1. Do you have a favorite book that you read with your family? What book is it?
2. What is your favorite part about going to school?
3. Why is going to school important?

Minors (7-9 years old)
1. What are your favorite books/stories? Favorite authors?
2. What is your favorite subject in school?
3. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Majors (10-13 years old) & Seniors (14-18 years old)
1. Can you name one memorable teacher you have had? What made them so great?
2. Where would you like to go to college? What would you want to learn in college?
3. What kind of job do you see yourself having when you're older?

End of Practice

End of Practice

  • Pass out the Education Baseball Card to all players and remind them to enter the answer to this week's trivia question on gojrgiants.org as a part of the Junior Giants Sweepstakes*!
  • Have players show their Reading Scorecards and pass out rewards accordingly.
  • Continue to encourage reading all summer by showing players the other rewards they can earn.
  • Take a photo of your team with books or their reading rewards and post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #jrgiants. Make sure to check with players' parents before you post a photo of their child.

*For full rules, please visit gojrgiants.org/sweeps

Items to Track

Items to Track in SIPLAY This Week:

  • Education Card
  • Reading rewards earned

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Parents & Players

At Bat

At Bat This Week

Turn in your Round the Bases Reading Scorecard to earn your next reading reward! Make your way to home plate and see how much you can read this summer. Use the inserted scorecard to track your reading levels.

As a bonus, read to younger family members or friends to include them in the fun!

CHECK OUT THE ROUND THE BASES READING SCORECARD TO SEE HOW TO EARN THESE COOL REWARDS!

Once you've earned one, check it off on your magnet.

GIANTS FAVORITE CHILDHOOD BOOKS:

  • Evan Longoria: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • Buster Posey: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Brandon Crawford: Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
  • Joe Panik: A Catcher with a Glass Arm by Matt Christopher
  • Andrew McCutchen: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

 

ROUND THE BASES READING PROGRAM READING LEVELS & PRIZES

  • 1st BASE | Read the Player & Parent Handbook to receive a Giants bookmark.
  • 2nd BASE | Read for 240 minutes to receive Giants mini colored pencils.
  • 3rd BASE | Read for 480 minutes to receive a Giants pencil and pencil case.
  • HOME RUN! | Read for 720 minutes to receive a Giants notebook.

If your ENTIRE TEAM reaches the Home Run level, you are eligible to attend the Junior Giants Festival! (Please note that T-ball teams will receive a backpack instead of an invitation to the Festival.)

RETURN YOUR SCORECARD TO YOUR COACH BY JULY 14th

GUESS WHERE THESE GIANTS PLAYERS WENT TO COLLEGE!

  • Brandon Crawford: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Joe Panik: St. John's University
  • Brandon Belt: University of Texas at Austin
  • Buster Posey: Florida State University

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCIENCE AND MATH?

Check to see if your local library has any of the following books:

T-Ball

  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  • Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale

 

Minors

  • Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

 

Majors

  • Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

 

HARMON AND SUE BURNS SCHOLARSHIP

The Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship program is named in honor of the late Giants owners Harmon and Sue Burns. Both Harmon and Sue were generous supporters of the Giants Community Fund and Sue was a highly dedicated member of the Education Committee and the Board of Directors.

 

ENTERING 8TH GRADE?

If so, you're eligible to apply! Each year, 10 Harmon and Sue Burns Scholars are selected to receive special support during high school and a $5,000 scholarship after graduation. You don't have to be an A+ student to be a Harmon and Sue Burns Scholar. Scholars are selected on the basis of leadership, character, academic potential and Junior Giants involvement. Harmon and Sue Burns Scholars are honored at an on-field ceremony at AT&T Park and receive a personalized jersey when they graduate from high school. More Information.

 

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 15th

Special thanks to the Burns Family Foundation who generously underwrites the cost of the Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship Program each year and to Franklin Templeton Investments for their donation to support the Road the College Workshop and Education Day.

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