I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Summer Time and the Reading is Easy...

We still have 3.5 weeks to go in our classroom, but that doesn't mean we haven't been gearing up for summer.

For the students, that means dreaming of camps, sleeping in, and going on family vacations.

But for us teachers, it means planning student summer reading.

The term "summer slide" gets thrown around a lot, but it should not be taken lightly. Our kids like to read, so that is probably why it is so disappointing that many of them choose not to read over the summer. (That is, they read the assigned 1 or 2 books right after school gets out OR right before school starts up again.)

As we finalize up our summer reading plans (which may include some student blogging - woo hoo!), let me direct your attention to these 5 practical tips for reading over Summer from Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/pam-allyns-5-tips-summer-reading

Read on, my friends. Read on...

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