Summer Challenge 2014

Dear Students, Families and Staff,

In the World Cup, the United States is facing a big challenge today – they must win to advance to the next level.  This summer, we are creating our own challenge: to read as much as possible and to create a personal journal.  We all know that reading books of interests ignites our passion and quest to learn.  It is an adventure and a way to get lost. Journaling is an excellent way to express your thoughts and explore new ideas

Ready?  Here is the challenge:

Challenge Part 1: READ

Follow your interests and passions, discover new books, challenge yourself.  Fiction.  Non-Fiction.  Comics, Newspaper, Magazines, so much more!  Read, read, and read!  Then read some more!!

· Go to the library, go to the bookstore, search your home library, or a friend or relative’s library to find something great and interesting to read.

· Use the links below if you need book ideas:


http://nypl-teens-2014.bibliocommons.com
http://www.nypl.org/childrens100
https://www.goodreads.com
http://www.bankstreetbooks.com
http://kids.nypl.org/reading/index.cfm
http://www.summerreading.org/kids/booklists.asp


Challenge Part #2: Create a summer journal.

Journals do not have to be written… you can keep a scrapbook, make a photo album, draw, create a comic book, a digital scrapbook, or do a home video (if you have a smartphone or tablet you can use it – along with some cool websites – to document anything from lazy days to family road trips!  It doesn’t even have to be a book, it can be a memory box, a collection of lists, a collage, xerox the covers of the books you read and staple them together.  Use your imagination!!  It should be an expression of who you are, and your interests.

Students will bring their journal on the first day of school and we will have a school-wide exhibit for everyone to view.


Best,
Claire