These wise words were spoken by a first grader during a discussion about why students (and all people) should read over the summer.
Other first grade ideas as to why they should keep reading over the summer:
"It will help our imaginations grow."
"It will help us keep learning."
"It is fun."
"You can forget things over the summer, like the sound letters make, so if you keep reading you won't forget."
"...become better readers"
Jean, one of our local public librarians, is visiting with students in my school to talk about the summer reading program at the public library and to book talk and read some of the titles from the summer reading lists.
Here are some titles for students moving into 2nd grade:
Here are some titles for students moving into 3rd grade:
Here are some titles for students moving into 6th grade:
The complete lists can be found here.
Jean is an excellent book talker and reader and students always leave the library eager to head to the public library to begin reading. Just look at these engaged readers:
For the past few years, these visits have coincided with the week when I need to stop loaning out books, which is perfect because the students disappointment is quelled by excitement about the summer reading program and the knowledge that there are great books waiting for them at the public library.