Scholastic flyers go home this week in the Tuesday envelope. This is the last opportunity to order from Scholastic until school resumes in the fall. Orders will be due by May 4, and you will receive your merchandise on or before May 21.
Both book clubs have chosen new books: the book club for 4th grade is reading Redwall, by Brian Jacques, a fantastic if somewhat long book, which we will discuss at the meeting on May 25. The book club for 5th grade is reading Wonder, by R. J. Palacio, a new book that I really admire, to be discussed at our meeting on June 1. The upcoming meetings will be the last book club meetings of this school year.
The district summer reading lists for students entering grades 1 to 5 are revised every year by the district library media specialists. Lists for summer 2012 have just been posted. These lists are made up of books for pleasure reading--they are not required, nor do they represent an assignment or an expectation. If your sons or daughters want to read something else, please do not let the summer reading lists hamper their enthusiasm for books of their own choosing. If, on the other hand, you or your child is scouting around for something to read, please do consider the district summer reading lists. Students entering grade 6 and above ARE expected to read from their grade-specific summer reading list, so please consult those lists closely, as they do represent an assignment for students entering grade 6 or above.