June 6, 2012

Splash Into Summer Reading

We are participating pretty heavily in our Summer Reading program at our school here in the neighborhood. It's open to the community Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:30-12:30 pm. Every time we visit the girls get to pick a free book as well as check out books from the school library. 

Tuesdays at 10:30 they have story time. Wednesdays at 10:30 they have a Guest Speaker and some sort of Presentation. Thursdays at 10:30 there is a fun activity to participate in. This goes on the entire month of June. Today there was a Zoo Presentation on Penguins in the school's gymnasium. The girls really enjoyed it and so did I. 

Next Wednesday the presentation will be about Water Safety and awareness with Josh the Water Otter. The Wednesday after that the Children's Museum will feature The Amazing Bubble Show. The Wednesday after that, Scuba Divers will show the kids some underwater stuff from DiVentures. Each of the activities that fall on Thursday have something to do with the previous presentation on Wednesday. 

Fiona has picked out some chapter books to read this summer. She is interested in non-fiction stories. Lately she has been seeking out stories about Hurricane Katrina, Tornadoes, Martin Luther King, and World War 2 and what it was like to survive some of those experiences. Kinsley picked out some easy readers yesterday, read those, took them back today and decided to check out some of the larger Dr. Seuss stories that we don't have at our house. 

It's neat to see the kids compare their free choice books with each other. They are determined not to choose the same book so they can share them. You only get to pick one free book each time you visit the library. They have book choices for all school ages. 

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