Baxter School All Star Summer Readers!
Dear Parents of Baxter Students,
This is our eighth year providing a summer reading program for Baxter School students. We hope to have Baxter School students shine with reading pride and be the best STAR reader they can be. Together we really can make a difference!
Please return this Reading Record by Friday, September 5th, 2014. There will be a collection table set up the first week of school outside the office. We will have an all school ALL STAR reading celebration honoring our “STAR” summer readers.
Summer is a great time for kids to read. It is also a great time for parents to read to their children. With no school, there are usually lots of hours to fill. We encourage you to fill some of those hours reading. Studies have shown that children who read or are read to during their summer vacation retain more of what they have learned throughout the school year, and they are better prepared for that first day of school in September. Children are never too old to have parents read to them. A love of reading will provide a lifetime of pleasure and learning.
Record the number of minutes read on the summer reading calendar on the back of this sheet. Keep it in a safe place so it can be easily accessed at the end of each day. Please remember to SIGN your child’s Reading Record before turning it in.
This fall at our ALL STAR reading celebration we will recognize readers in four tiers:
*Tier One: Those turning in a signed calendar with 500 or less minutes will receive a “STAR” bookmark.
**Tier Two: Students turning in a signed calendar with over 500 minutes up to 1,000 minutes will receive a “STAR” bookmark and a “STAR” burst.
***Tier Three: Students turning in a calendar with over 1,000 minutes up to 2,000 minutes of summer reading will receive a “STAR” bookmark, a “STAR” burst and an “All STAR” pencil.
****Tier Four: Those students turning in a signed calendar with over 2,000 minutes of summer reading will receive a “STAR” bookmark, a “STAR” burst an “All STAR” pencil
AND an “All STAR” reading medal.
Have a WONDERFUL summer and enjoy reading!! Don’t forget to return your reading calendar so we can celebrate your accomplishments in reading!!