Join the fight against Brain Freeze!
Do you know that summer vacation lasts for almost 3 months this year? That’s ¼ of the calendar year and way too long to stop learning! How can you keep your brain growing? Ask questions! Really, asking a question means you want to know more about something, which means you want to learn. Yeah you, you want to learn! So, next time you ask a question, take a few minutes to think about it; it may be the start of a new interest and a new reason to learn!
Summer Connection Ideas
Attached is your Summer Connections Game Board, filled with ideas for staying connected to learning throughout the summer. Accomplish 40 of the 45 squares (the blanks are for your ideas), bring in your parent signed sheet, and take part in our September Celebration with a bagel breakfast in the library!
Summer Reading Suggestions
Truthfully, it’s not easy putting together a suggested summer reading list. There are way too many great books out there and way too many differing tastes and opinions. Plus, summer reading is all about free choice. I think that the best way to find out about a good book is to ask a friend who likes to read, so with that thought in mind, we put together a list of books suggested by Lounsberry students. I hope one of the books listed on the back of this page or any book that you choose to read this summer allows you to feel the way you feel like feeling! Phew, that’s a mouthful!
Summer Book Borrowing A book sitting on a shelf isn’t being read, which isn’t helping anyone! So, we decided to get those books off the shelves and into your hands, by extending your borrowing privileges throughout the summer. Please find a form for summer book borrowing attached. Return ASAP since the end of the school year is any day now!
Summer Connections Game Board FAQ Where are Brain Games? Find these on the Brain Games Page on Lounsberry Library’s website (http://lhvlc.weebly.com/). What is Drop Everything and Read? A time set aside where a group of people stop whatever they are doing and read for an established period of time. What is the Summer Reading/Writing Edmodo Page and how do I access it? Edmodo is a private sharing platform. Follow the link on the front page of the Lounsberry Library website. Enter your ID and password and Join group code w40qwm. Make sure to read directions! Why have someone take my picture reading and what should I do with the picture? We will be decorating the front bulletin board in September with your pictures! So, print out a large color copy, regular printer paper is fine, and bring it in during the first week of school! Where do I find a “Great Book” bookmark? One is attached to this packet and more can be printed from the Summer Connections Page on Lounsberry Library’s website. These bookmarks will be placed in the corresponding books so that others can read your recommendation. Where do I find Country Reports? On Lounsberry’s Library website under the Resources tab on the Databases page. The sign In for Country Reports is User Name: lhms PW: vernon What are the blanks for? These are for you to fill in with your own personal Summer Learning Connections! What’s the Uncommon Blog? It’s a library blog meant to engage discussion. It can be linked to from the front page of the library’s website. Blog commenting rules and suggestions can be found here http://tinyurl.com/7a9d8r4 Where do I find Summer Reading Programs? On the back of this page! What’s Tumblereadables? E-‐books that read to you, accessed from a link on the library website’s homepage. Other Questions? E-‐mail Mrs. Schiano at email@example.com
Student Reading Suggestions To find detailed book information go to Lounsberry’s Library Website, click on Destiny, Click on Lounsberry Hollow, enter book or series title in Find box, click on book title, click on TitlePeek.
Favorite Series Books Hunger Games Trilogy, Suzanne Collins (May be best for 6th graders, Distopian) Inheritance, Christopher Paolini The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Michael Scott Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan Ranger’s Apprentice John Flanagan (Fantasy) Fablehaven, Brandon Mull (Fantasy) Lounsberry’s e-‐books are available 39 Clues, various authors all summer! Click on above Icon on The Books of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau (Fantasy) Library website’s home page. Enter Last Survivor’s Trilogy, Susan Beth Pfeffer (Science Fiction) ID Number & Birthday to sign in. If Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz (Adventure) you’d like to read book, Check out Warriors, Erin Hunter Online. Remember to close book General Fiction when finished reading! The Summer of May, Cecelia Galante Wednesday Wars, Gary Schmidt Slob, Ellen Potter Out of My Mind, Sharon Draper Other Ideas for Finding Great Because of Mr. Terupt, Rob Buyea Summer Reads 11 Birthdays, Finally and 13 Gifts, Wendy Mass Close to Famous, Joan Bauer • Destiny Book Recommendations Wonder, R. J. Palacio (Log in: ID Number, PW: Birthday) Tall Story, Candy Gourlay • The Summer Reading Edmodo Page Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick • Reader’s Advisory on Lounsberry Flipped, Wendelin Van Draanen (Romance) Library’s Website Masterpiece, Elise Broach (Mystery) • Visit the Local Public Library: Ask a Savvy & Scumble, Ingrid Law (w/fantasy element) Librarian! • Browse the shelves of a local book store Historical (Try Sparta Books!) The Boy Who Dared, Susan Campbell Bartoletti • Share recommendations with friends! An Elephant in the Garden, Michael Morpurgo War Horse, Michael Morpurgo Favorite Authors Rick Riordan, James Paterson, Kate DiCamillo, Sharon Creech, David Lubar, Patricia Reilly Giff, Mike Lupica Magaret Peterson Haddix Summer Reading Promotions See linked websites for details Sussex County Library System http://www.sussexcountylibrary.org/ Pizza H ut Summer Reading Challenge http://www.bookitprogram.com/summerbreak/challengesweeps.asp PBS Kids Summer Reading http://www.ivillage.com/challenges/summerreading/signup Scholastic Summer Challenge http://www.scholastic.com/summer/ Barnes a nd Noble Summer Reading http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-‐reading/379003570