Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Reading Assembly

Today we kicked off our summer reading program with a whole school assembly.  We invited Margaret Perkins and Lucy Anderson from the Medway Public Library to discuss the various programs they will be hosting this summer and to share a few new titles. The children were encouraged to read everyday no matter where they go because in order to get good at anything they have to practice everyday!
All children were sent home with their summer reading flyer which included a log to write down the titles they read during July and August.  If you misplace your flyer you can get another copy here on McGovern's summer resources page.
Happy Reading!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Reading

While the children are counting down the days to summer, many of us in education are celebrating the great gains our students have made over the last 160 or so days.  The children are truly impressing us with their ability to read and think deeply about the books they have in their hands.  So our minds turn to how can we hold on to these skills over the summer to help avoid the summer slide?

Next Friday we will be partnering with the Medway Public Library to host a whole school assembly on summer reading.  The children will hear about some exciting new books at the library and learn about various summer programs to keep them reading. Children will leave school with a summer reading log and an application to get their own library card. The Medway Library has a great collection of summer reading books for our children and we hope you can take advantage of all they have to offer, including free books available to borrow on your e-device.  If you'd like more information on how to borrow ebooks, the Library will be sponsoring an Overdrive Orientation on Monday June 1st from 6:30-8:30, where you can learn how to download e-books from the library.  They have an extensive catalog of children's books to choose from - click here for an idea of what you can borrow:  Browse Children's Fiction - Nonfiction.

We are so excited and hopeful for the possibilities for our super summer readers!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Screen Free Week is May 4 - May 10

Monday May 4th marks the beginning of  Screen Free Week, and according to the Screen Free website, this is a time devoted to "rediscovering the joys of life beyond the screen." Screen can mean anything from televisions to iPads, tablets and smart phones.   

The Screen Free website has loads of ideas to help you in your attempts to live without a screen for one week, such as read a 
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book, make jam, write a letter, do yard work, walk the dog... 

Click here for the list of 101 Screen-Free Activities, and have fun while you discover new ways to have fun beyond the screen!