Apparently, not anymore! A packet came home from Ava's school last night. Ava is supposed to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day reading, either with a parent or alone. Her teachers sent home a list of recommended authors and a chart to keep track of her reading. She is also supposed to set aside a half hour each day to work on reading, writing, and/or math. She is also expected to keep a summer journal to write down her "activities, experiences, thoughts and feelings". These journals will be shared with her class in the fall.
While I think it's great, Ava may have a different opinion. SO...I'm going to make her a little summer reading kit to get her excited.
First, I ordered a bunch of books from Amazon from the recommended authors. Here are a few:
1.Pretzel by Margaret Rey
2. Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack
3. The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume
4. A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
5. Lemonade for Sale by Stuart J. Murphy
Summer Bridge Activities: 1st to 2nd grade
And this book just for fun:
I also thought I'd get her a cute tote bag for the library like this one:
Or this one:
Then maybe a few little extras like this cute pencil case:
Woodland Animals Pencil Case by Pocket Carnival- $14
Maybe, some bookplates:
Little Owlets Bookplates by Marmee Craft - $7.50
Sweet as Pie Pocket Notebook Three Pack by The Black Apple - $12
This would also make an adorable birthday gift! Maybe I should make little reading kits and save them for when we get those last minute birthday invites.