In an effort to support summer reading, students in each grade are required to complete a book over the summer. It is our hope that participating in this activity will provide our students with a shared summer experience. This will contribute to them having a common language and experience beginning the first day of school. Additionally, it allows teachers to plan community building opportunities for the beginning of the school year. Classes will engage in discussions, activities, and lessons surrounding these texts when they return to school. Please know that the books were chosen to create opportunities for dialogue, not to necessarily be a challenging read for each student. It is fine for the student to listen to a recording of the book or have the book read aloud to him/her. The selected books are as follows:
- Students entering kindergarten: The King of Kindergarten, by Derrick Barnes
- Students entering 1st grade: Let’s Talk About Race: by Julius Lester
- Students entering 2nd grade: Each Kindness, by Jacqueline Woodson
- Students entering 3rd grade: What do you do with a Problem?, by Kobi Yamada
- Students entering 4th grade: El Deafo, by Cece Bell
- Students entering 5th grade: When Stars Get Scattered, by Omar Mohamed & Victoria Jamieson
The school will be ordering all of these things for each student and are asking that parents/guardians who are able cover the cost for their child.