Way back in September we established purpose for our reading. We decided as a class that working to become the best readers we could be was a worthwhile endeavor.
I know that life is jam packed, and it is not always easy to set aside time for reading, but my hope is that every student will continue to read "volumes." This week we had a "Summer Book Pass". We passed potential reads around the room and watched book trailers to inspire our summer reading. Every student will come home with a "Books to Read" list on the last day of school.
In addition I will keep student blogs on "Kidblog" open, so that students can blog about their summer adventures as well as their reading. I will blog on Kidblog throughout the summer as well. Every Friday I will hold a drawing for students who have blogged about their reading that week. The winner will receive a book from their wish list. We will start this week, so that every student understands the process. This is of course optional.
Please let me know if there's any other way I can support your child's reading this summer. It is important that all students keep up their reading!