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Remember to keep reading and writing over the summer!

We want to come back to school in the fall as wise owls so read, read, read and write, write, write this summer!   The first day of classes for regular and special education students in grades 1-8 is August 19th.  The first full day of attendance for kindergarten students is August 26th.

Tips for Summer Reading:

  • Choose a popular series to read together as a family every day. Some examples include: The Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, Disney After Dark, and The Secrets of Droon
  •  Visit the library every week
  •  Find unique and fun places to read (the park, the backyard, the pool, etc.)
  •  Read environmental print (billboards, advertisements, menus, etc.)
  •  Choose a book that was made into a movie to read first, then enjoy a rainy day movie
  •  Stock up your house with kids magazines (American Girl, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, etc.)
  •  Try tracking the genres you read… make sure you read a variety!
  •  Choose one author and read many of their titles (Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Tomie DePoala, etc.)

Tips for Summer Writing:

  •  Keep a diary of what you do each day
  •  Create an ABC book of your summer fun
  •  Create a new ending for a book you read
  •  Write letters or send postcards to family members or teachers
  •  Try writing a new genre
  •  Try writing with different supplies (chalk, paint, markers, etc.)
  •  Write a letter to an author and mail it to them
  •  Create an advertisement about your favorite book
  •  Choose a friend to be a pen pal with

It doesn’t matter how you do it, just remember to read and write ALL SUMMER LONG!!!