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Stubblefield Class Newsletter May 2011

We’re All About Reading! Summer Reading Research about literacy tells us that children need to be read to and to read by themselves over the summer to maintain reading skills and fluency. When you read or talk to your children about books, they develop important language skills, understandings about books, and knowledge about how stories are constructed that will help children to become stronger readers and writers. Summer reading also helps children maintain their reading skills, improve fluency, and learn new vocabulary. Your children have made tremendous gains this year. Help them maintain those skills by reading with your children this summer so that when school starts again in August, your children will not have lost ground over the summer. When parents share their love of reading with their children, it helps them develop a love of reading that lasts a lifetime. Below is a list of links that might be helpful to you this summer as you and your children make those summer reading choices.

http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/prireading.cfm http://www.readkiddoread.com/home http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/index.asp http://www.scholastic.com/summer/ http://www.readingrockets.org/books/booksbytheme http://www.summerreading.org/kids http://www.hbook.com/resources/books/summer.asp Book Swap News from Our Reading Coach Summer is almost here, and to encourage “summer reading,” Gwin will have a book swap May 9th – 13th. We are inviting every child to bring in books from home that they may no longer want, to swap for another book. Children will receive tickets for the books they bring. They may use tickets to pick out new books. Books will also be accepted as donations to tornado victims. Children may bring in picture and/or chapter books that are in good condition and are in a K-5 reading range. However, please do not send coloring books, free Chick-Fil-A-books, board books or little Golden Books. We will accept books on Monday, May 9th and Tuesday May 10th in Mrs. Hart’s room. On Thursday, May 12th and Friday May 13th classes will come at assigned times to “shop.”

Summer Reading Art Contest at Hoover Library This year's Summer Reading theme is One World, Many Stories, and the library needs help decorating with your worldly artwork. Submit your work of art (12 in. x 18 in.) to the Kid Zone between May 220th. Sixteen pieces will be selected and displayed along the starred hallway during June and July.


Summer Reading 2011 Hoover Public Library Your children are invited to explore One World, Many Stories at the Library by joining the Summer Reading Program. Kids can receive prizes and books just for reading. Programs will feature Roger Day, Aaron Nigel Smith, Geddy the Gecko, Around the World in 80 Minutes, American Girl, 39 Clues, Captain America, Party with Potter and More! Summer Reading Registration May 16 - July 15 Summer Reading Theatre Shows Tuesdays, May 31 - July 12 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 6:30 pm Wednesdays, June 1 - July 13 10:30 am, 1:30 pm Upcoming Events Mrs. Gwin Award announced Monday at 1:00 Talent Show Tryouts for our class will be on Wednesday Talent Show May 18 and 19 Field Day May 20 End of the Year Party May 25 from 1:30-2:30 Awards Day May 25 Early dismissal: Thursday, May 26 at 12:45; Friday May 27th at 11:00 (no lunch will be served on Friday) Last day for students: Friday, May 27


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