Friday, July 13, 2012

Get Fired Up About Reading

At the end of the school year I like to talk about using the library and encourage my kids to check out books over the summer.  I want them to read, read, and read some more!  To get them fired up about summer reading I share one of my favorite books.
This is a great story about the library and how a character can change! 
When they are headed home for the summer I send a Get Fired Up Reading Record home with them along with an addressed envelope so they can mail it to me along with a letter about their favorite summer book.  

When I get their completed form in the mail over the summer I put together a little treat for them. 
 I stick a note in a box of Hot Tamales, tape it shut,
slap a label on the back, and drop it in the mail 
just like that!
And yes, yes-I-did make a teeny, tiny sticker to cover up the words on the hot tamale...
because I'm OCD like that.  The laundry might not be done but there MUST be a cute little sticker on the hot tamale.  Priorities people, priorities.

Here's a freebie!  Click to download.

I'd love to hear how you get your kids fired up about summer reading!


  1. Who knew you could send Hot Tamales in the mail? That's very clever. Thanks for sharing.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. haha! laundry ALWAYS goes to the bottom of the totem get folded


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