Summer Reading Program
Your child has worked very hard this year in reading and studies show that many children actually lose much of what they have gained over the summer. Between June 13-16 your child will receive their summer reading packet. I have carefully selected numerous books for your child to read this summer. I encourage you to have your child read portions of the books aloud to you and to discuss the stories and information with your child. Discussion helps children to comprehend and retain more of what they read. Depending on the grade, your child has options for communicating with me and their peers about their books. If students participate, they will receive a prize in August.
Rising first to second graders:
Your child has two options for communicating with me about what they have read this summer. S/he can complete the enclosed postcards and mail them back to the school, or log on to our blog! Students can type a sentence or two about what they have read as well as respond to a friend’s post. If your child reads all of the books provided and mails the postcards OR makes comments on the blog, s/he will receive a prize at the beginning of the year. Go to http://kidblog.org/MrsKruftsSecondGradeSummerReaders/ and then click Log In (in the top left-hand corner). Your child’s login/password is the same login/password s/he uses at school in technology. It was sent home in the introduction letter in the summer reading packet.
Rising third to fourth and fourth to fifth graders:
Your child can share what they have read using our blog! Students can type a few sentences about what they have read as well as respond to a friend’s post. If your child reads all of the books provided and makes comments on the blog, s/he will receive a prize at the beginning of the year.
Third to Fourth Graders, go to http://kidblog.org/MrsKruftsSummerReaders/
Fourth to Fifth Graders, go to http://kidblog.org/MrsKruftsFifthGradeSummerReaders/
Then, click Log In (in the top left-hand corner). Your child’s login/password is the same login/password s/he uses at school in technology. It was sent home in the introduction letter in the summer reading packet.
1. Use first names only.
2. Do NOT share personal information about you.
3. Do NOT type email addresses or IM screen names.
4. Do NOT type home addresses or phone numbers.
5. Do NOT link to a personal webpage, which might reveal information you don’t want shared.
1. Think about who might be reading your blog entry, and make sure you are polite.
2. Make sure your blog entry stays on the topic.
3. Always make sure that you:
- Check your spelling, capitalization, and spacing
- Check your grammar and use of words
- Be respectful of others’ ideas
All posts and comments need to be approved by me so posts will not immediately appear on the blog after submission. I plan to check the blog at least twice a week beginning in July.