Thursday, June 19, 2014

EES Summer Reading Challenge

This year we at EES are proud to present a new opportunity!  We are instituting a SUMMER READING CHALLENGE! We are always encouraging our children to read, we know that it is an important skill, but sometimes it’s difficult to get kids to read over the summer.  “School’s out!” they’ll say. “We shouldn’t have to read over the summer!” But we know that to keep skills sharp that kids do need to read over the summer, so we have set a challenge.  If our students, as a combined group, read 40,000 minutes this summer Mrs. Seavey and the staff will participate in a crazy stunt to kick off the school year.  Students will be bringing home a reading log to keep track of the minutes they read, and then we’ll tally them up when they come back to school.  All reading counts: reading a book, reading on an electronic device, reading a magazine, even listening to books counts!  Whatever form it takes remember to log it and it will count.  For bonus minutes enter a few sentences about your book here as a comment so that other readers can get great ideas for their next book!

Happy summer reading!

Summer Reading Challenge Options

Reading with Technology

Storyline Online
Mighty Book
We Give Books
Time For Kids
Between the Lions
Giggle Poetry (lots of ads)
Bite Size

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Book Reviews

If you'd like to get some pointers on how to write a good book review then check out this Scholastic web site