Hi! We hope your summer has been amazing and that you are starting to get excited about being with us again. We have been planning and preparing for another fabulous, enriching year. As always, we have a few requests from you to be ready to learn and to be challenged. On the first day of school, please be sure to bring a good book to read, pictures that you can use for a collage about yourself, a water bottle, sunscreen and a lunch if you do not order from our lunch program. Other than that, bring your smile and your enthusiasm, and of course, your book reviews and books to share with your class.
We sent a letter earlier this summer to your parents requesting that you write two book reviews of books that you read over the summer. These reviews will be due the first day of school. You might ask what does a book review look like. Here are two sites that showcase book reviews written by children for children. www.readerviewskids.com and www.buildingrainbows.com.
Please check out these sites, but remember we want your thoughts and words not ideas or words you might find on the web. We would like the review to include the following and, of course, be written neatly in correct and complete sentences. The books should be at least 100 pages.
Book Reviews should include the following:
- Quotes from book
- Quotes about book from famous writers and reviewers
- Cliffhanger questions
- Personal reactions and opinions
- Awards for book and author
- Recommended reading age
- Other books by same author
- Comparison with other books
- Do not reveal how the book ends
We look forward to seeing all of you for the start of another grand school year. Please email or call us if you have any questions.
Jane, Ashley, Inta and Michele