Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Summer reading program

This was C's last day of kindergarten, and she's thrown herself headfirst into her school's summer reading program. There are some required topics (history, non-fiction, mythology, poems, Bible story, etc.), but a lot of free choice books. The school offers some prizes and we'll probably offer some, too, but I'm trying to keep it vague. The school book chart has 25 spaces and C has already read two non-chapter books in the past hour, so I'm not sure the school chart will last the week. Fortunately, there's also the public library summer reading program, which we'll be able to start as soon as she finishes with the school program. I'm not crazy about the way the programs push kids toward shorter, simpler books, but she is still 5, so at least this summer it's OK.

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