Oh wow, Zoe had an epic year of learning this last year and her reading levels are off the charts and I’m so proud. I’m also concerned about her keeping up with her reading level because of the summer break. Kids lose a great deal of what they learn over the summer so I’m going to do everything I can to keep their little minds active and BrainChase is actually a fun way to do it. With BrainChase the kids follow along with a group of kids looking for the mysterious Sunstone of Cortes.
The Sunstone of Cortés trophy is completed. Here you can see a video of the Sunstone being made. It is about 12 inches in diameter and has mechanically rotating components that open to reveal the center compartment, where the key to retrieve the $10,000 prize will be hidden. Yes you read the correctly there is a contest for a real prize for these little adventurers. To find it, they must venture to underwater ruins, across snowcapped mountain peaks, and through cavernous dungeon labyrinths. But there’s more to the quest – and treasure – than they first realize.
Starting June 22nd, all adventurers must read for at least 15 minutes, five days per week, or 75 minutes in total each week. You can choose to complete your reading challenge with either myON or Google Books. Either way, Brain Chase will track your minutes and update your dashboard as soon as you hit your weekly requirement.
Brain Chase is now offering their regular pricing package ($199 for the first registration, and then $100 for each sibling), along with a premium pricing package that will include Brain Chase registration plus a Brain Chase-branded adventure backpack, a Brain Chase t-shirt and Sunstone of Cortés patch ($249 for the first registration, and then $149 for each sibling). Later in the summer, these items will be available for a la carte purchase. You’ll be able to find the details on the website soon.
Not only do you get access to Brain Chase but you also get access to partners like Rosetta Stone. All Brain Chase registrants will now have the opportunity to choose to participate in a language module as part of their online academic work. The language module, if selected, will replace the writing module. Students will be required to complete 2 lessons (a total of a little over an hour) each week in order to fulfill their language requirement and unlock the next episode. Students will be allowed to choose from 30+ languages when they register, and will have a week at the beginning of the program in which to switch languages if they prefer. Rosetta Stone will be part of the all-inclusive pass to the best online curriculum providers that comes with Brain Chase registration.
Teachers have an opportunity to make a little extra money. Brain Chase is offering $15 to teachers for each of their students they refer to Brain Chase. Registrants who hear about Brain Chase from a teacher can simply enter that teacher’s name and school name at registration. Kids fight summer brain drain to win a treasure… and teachers win too!
Download flyers to share with students here: http://brainchase.com/for-teachers/
Throughout the month of May, Brain Chase will be hosting a 4-city Library Challenge. In each of the following cities, they will hide a voucher worth $1,000 in a local public library:
o Salt Lake City (May 4)
o Seattle (May 11)
o Boston (May 18)
o Orange County (June 1)
A unique riddle will lead adventurers to the exact location of the voucher and a complimentary Brain Chase registration.
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a single registartion ($199 value)
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