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!