Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kick back and read!

Did you realize that reading for just 20 minutes/day amounts to 1.8 million words per year?!? Compare that to 5 minutes/day--282,000 words per year.  The rate for a student who is only exposed to one minute per day drops significantly--only 8,000 words.    Let's get back to 20 minutes a day--1.8 MILLION WORDS PER YEAR!!!!! 

For some of our reading aficionados, summer vacation means extra time to read, read, read. For many others, well let's just say that some of us intend to set aside time to relax and read during summer. But, summer schedules are sometimes less structured than the rest of the year, and it's easy to deviate from the best intentions.  Enter The Learning Library for families with students in grades 1-5 (that equals this past year's Kindergarten-Grade 4 children).

This summer, in July, we offer an enjoyable and convenient way to keep children reading. It's called The Lending Library. It's an opportunity for these families to continue reading--even better--to support reading at your child's appropriate reading level.  

This is how The Lending Library works:  We are open T, W, Th mornings in July. Students, accompanied by a parent, drop in for reading material. Mrs. Hingston will assist you in choosing a leveled reading book geared to your child's current reading skill. Read the book and return for another one.  (For some people, that means dropping by once a week, but you may drop by more often if you'd like or need to.)  We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to keep your family reading.

Update:  The Lending Library concept is off to a great start. We've been open this week; it's been wonderful to have visitors. Here's good news: It's not too late to be a part of this! You're welcome to drop in, but it's also helpful to Mrs. Hingston to plan. Here's a link to let us know you're planning to make this part of your summer routine:   THE LEARNING LIBRARY  It takes just a few minutes to visit.

More summer reading and learning offerings for ALL NCS students can be found here:  NCS summer institute

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