We hope you’re enjoying your summer so far!
As you get to spend time relaxing, having fun, and (our favorite) doing some reading, check out this summer reading challenge freebie from A Teachable Teacher to make your summer reading even more interesting. It looks like fun!
What book, other than WONDER, are you excited to read this summer?
One of the best things about reading Wonder this summer is that there are so many fun things already out there, based on the book, that we get to participate in. Visit http://choosekind.tumblr.com to find some cool stuff, including the chance to take the #ChooseKind pledge and a link to the Daily Wonder App that you can put on your devices this summer.
Have you signed up for summer reading at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library yet? You can log reading minutes, get credit for various activities, and earn badges throughout the summer. Those badges translate to prizes!
We always like to choose a summer reading book that will emphasize our QG moral focus traits and work to bring our student body closer together through reading. Once we saw the movie trailer for Wonder, we were reminded of how great this book is and knew we’d found our next all school read!
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, take a minute to watch it and get excited about reading Wonder this summer. (And parents, get ready to be field trip drivers in November… 🙂
We hope you love it!
We’re excited to announce that our summer reading book this year is WONDER by R.J. Palacio!
More information will be coming home in students’ end of year packets this week, but our QG Reads site will continue to be a place for students to discuss and interact with the book and each other throughout the summer.
For now, make sure you get your copy soon! They’re available at the Barnes and Noble at the Arboretum (check with the customer service desk), through Amazon, and through any other bookseller. Since it’s a bestseller, it should be pretty easy to find.
We’re fans of this list of New Year’s resolutions that Scholastic put together. It says it’s for kids, but we love it for teens and adults, too!
What are you looking forward to reading in 2017?
Parents, please enjoy this article on the importance of reading to your kids even after they become capable of independent reading. Have fun reading as a family!