Mrs. Lafreniere and Mrs. Hawkins, Proud Reading Teachers of NSES

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Celebrating Summer Reading at NSES!

Today was one of our favorite days of the year- the day we celebrate all the reading that the students at NSES did this summer!  Here are some quick stats about the Summer Reading Challenge:

  • Overall, the students at NSES read 54,695 minutes – that’s 912 hours!
  • Students in Kindergarten read 3,190 minutes or 53 hours!
  • Students in Grade 1 read 8,335 minutes or 139 hours!
  • Students in Grade 2 read 23,438 minutes or 390 hours – wow!
  • Students in our 2 third grades read 19,732 minutes or 329 hours!

To celebrate, we held a gathering this morning where we shared some of our favorite books.  Each student who participated received a certificate, pencil, and applause (of course!).  We honored our top grade level readers with a gift card to Barnes and Noble.  We ended our celebration with a short dance party, because every celebration needs a little music!  See some pictures below of our top readers as well as some photos of our celebration.

Remember, reading is something we can celebrate every day!  We’re hoping to keep our enthusiasm for reading high as we enter the 2015-2016 school year…let us know what your favorite books are and we’ll share!

Mrs. Jolin with Emily Smith, our top Kindergarten reader who read 1200 minutes this summer!

Mrs. Jolin with Emily Smith, our top Kindergarten reader who read 1200 minutes this summer!

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Mrs. Jolin with Brielle Baillargeon, our top Grade 1 reader who read 1,500 minutes this summer!

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Mrs. Jolin with our top Grade 2 reader, Amelia Marseglia who read 1,740 minutes this summer!

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Mrs. Jolin with our top Grade 3 reader, Teagan McMahon who read 6,930 minutes this summer – that’s 116 hours!

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Summer Reading Rocks!

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Those smiles are because these girls love to read!

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Amelia loves to read!

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Helping us celebrate with some dancing!

NSES Launches the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge!

Yay!  Today we held an assembly for all students at NSES to launch our 2015 Summer Reading Challenge!  Students are challenged to read at least 60 minutes per week (or more!) during school vacation.  Students who complete this challenge will be invited to a special celebration in the fall and they will have a chance to win prizes for all their effort.

We also had Miss Renee, the North Smithfield Public Librarian, visit as a guest speaker to talk about her special summer reading program.  All the reading you do can count for both our programs! You can check out the special public library programs and activities at NS Public Library.

Look for your special Reading Log and pledge for the Summer Reading Challenge coming home today.  You can also complete the reading log online using the tabs at the top of this page.

Like any skill, practice makes better and reading practice is always fun.  Look for our announcement about the NSES Book Swap next week…..we want to be sure everyone has plenty of books to read, read, read!

Summer Reading Celebration!

We held our Summer Reading Celebration today to honor all the students who read faithfully this summer.  Every participant received a certificate of recognition and a pencil.  Our top readers from each grade level also received a gift card to Barnes and Noble to buy more books!  Congratulations to everyone for your hard work and love of reading!  Here are some photos from our day:

Our Summer Readers!

Our Summer Readers!

Adam Harrison, Kindergarten.  Adam was the only Kindergarten student to complete the Summer Reading Challenge!

Adam Harrison, Kindergarten. Adam was the only Kindergarten student to complete the Summer Reading Challenge!

Samuel Lane, top reader Grade 1.  Samuel read 2,440 minutes this summer!

Samuel Lane, top reader Grade 1. Samuel read 2,440 minutes this summer!

Teagan McMahon, top reader Grade 2.  Teagan read 5,890 minutes this summer!

Teagan McMahon, top reader Grade 2. Teagan read 5,890 minutes this summer!

Thomas Powers, top reader Grade 3 (other than overall). Thomas read 3,635 minutes this summer!

Thomas Powers, top reader Grade 3 (other than overall). Thomas read 3,635 minutes this summer!

Grace Lane, our top reader!  Grace is in Grade 3 and she read 6,160 minutes this summer...she said her favorite was Harry Potter!

Grace Lane, our top reader! Grace is in Grade 3 and she read 6,160 minutes this summer…she said her favorite was Harry Potter!

Wow! Celebrating our Summer Reading Challenge!

You did it!

NSES students met the challenge!  Our students read for a total of 62,746 minutes this summer.  That’s 1,046 hours, an average of 149 hours per week.  Way to go!  We loved reading the responses and even discovered some new books we’d love to read.

We are sending out invitations to all students who participated to attend a celebration on Friday, September 19 at 9:00 in the cafeteria.  We will have music and awards to honor all the good reading work you did over the summer.

We are proud of you and hope you are proud of yourselves!

Mrs. Lafreniere and Mrs. Hawkins

Welcome Back and Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome back! It has been a great (but hot!) week here at NSES and we have been so happy that so many students have returned their Summer Reading Challenge forms. We love reading about all the great books kids got to curl up with this summer. As of right now, we have over 50 students who have completed the challenge. We will accept forms until Tuesday of next week and then we will set a date for our celebration so we can honor all the hard work everyone did.

If you are new to the blog, be sure to check out our past posts and our grade level information. Each grade level tab offers flash cards, word lists, and reading expectations so you can catch a glimpse of what your child will be learning this year. The “Parent” tab also offers great suggestions for websites and apps that can be used at home. As always, the best way to help your child become a reader is to make reading a part of your daily life. Let them see you read, talk about books, add reading to your nightly routine. The best way to become a better and more motivated reader is to read, read, read!

If you have any questions this year, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs.Mrs. Lafreniere (tlafreniere@nsps.us) or Mrs. Hawkins (bhawkins@nsps.us). We love to talk to parents and kids about reading and how you can help and we are looking forward to a great year!