SUMMER READING 2012
Summer is the perfect time to read for pleasure. Reading makes summertime adventure even sweeter. So grab a book and unwind; escape the routine of the busy school year. Let books entertain you and stimulate your imagination.
Vote for Books…Elect to Read!
Students entering third, fourth, and fifth grades may want to include choices from the 2012-13 Sunshine State Reading Program. Students will be encouraged to read selections from the Sunshine State list throughout the school year. Those students completing the list by the end of the 2012-13 school year will receive a special luncheon in their honor during the last week of school. The Sunshine State program is completely voluntary. What a great way to get a head start!
For a list of the Sunshine State Award books for this year, go to http://myssyra.org/. See the back of this letter for teacher recommended books. The required books are listed below by the grade level students will be entering:
Pre K – Grade 2: Student choice of ten picture books (or two chapter books) read by student or read aloud by parents.
Grade 3: Student choice of three to five chapter books that may include teacher-recommended books or Sunshine State books found at http://myssyra.org/.
Grade 4: Required – Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
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Student choice of three to five other chapter books that may include teacher recommended books or Sunshine State books found at http://myssyra.org/. (Fourth graders should expect activities on their required book when school convenes in August.)
Grade 5: Required –
(1) The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
(2) Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier by Gail Karwoski
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Student choice of three additional chapter books that may include teacher recommended books or Sunshine State books found at http://myssyra.org/. (Fifth graders should expect activities on their required books when school convenes in August.)
Your child's summer reading log will be sent home soon. Please record each book he or she reads and return the log to school in August. Each of the required reading books will be available in the Campus Store on the Bolles San Jose Campus. All of the listed books (both required and recommended) should be available at public libraries and local bookstores as well. Recognition will be given to students who meet the prescribed reading goals.
elect to read!