"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Summer Reading 2012: Students versus staff!

The Challenge
TIS students in incoming Grades K-5 are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge sponsored by the TIS Library. New this year is that TIS staff (teachers, aides and administration are included!) will participate as well!  The challenge?  Which group can read the most books before school starts in September?  I have made my prediction.  If you would like to guess the number of books each group will read, stop by the library and include your prediction in the box.  Results will be released in September.

The Details
This year I have created a Summer Reading Site which includes booklists, online reading resources, links to local libraries and an on-line form to submit books read.  There will be no paper forms this year.  All reading must be recorded on the online form at intlschool.org/library/summer. It is easy to use and won't get lost on that great vacation! You may pick up paper copies of the reading lists in the library.  Students and staff are encouraged to read as many books as they can on the appropriate list. Reading a book, audiobook or ebook, reading or listening online, listening to a parent read, in any language, are all acceptable and encouraged. All books read should be entered on-line before the first day of school. Reading books not on the lists is fine too!

You@Libraries Near and Far                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Take a photo of your child or family in front of the libraries you visit this summer and email them to me.  A link is available on the Summer Reading Site - intlschool.org/library/summer.  These photos will be posted around school when the students return!

All students are encouraged to have their own public library cards.  Graduating 5th graders should check out the summer reading programs offered at local libraries or bookstores.

Summer reading makes a difference in your child’s academic success and life-long enjoyment of reading. Click here for articles and tips on summer reading. Enjoy!

Tamara Beecroft-Fornell, Librarian, librarian@intlschool.org502-226-2496 ext. 102