Classes at FES are going to take part in Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge. Our goal is to read 1 million minutes as a school between May and September.
This challenge is meant to be a fun way to encourage students to keep reading during the summer.
Each student at FES will receive a Username to login to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Website. Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Halligan will show students how log their reading minutes on the Scholastic site. Information about the challenge and directions for logging into the website will be sent home in upcoming weeks.
Third grade library classes have been learning about the benefits of reading graphic novels. Graphic novels help students build vocabulary, improve comprehension, and learn about story elements. Readers are also motivated to read more when they have access to graphic novels and comics. Graphic novels require readers to pay attention to both the illustrations and the text. Readers also infer and make connections as they read graphic novels.
Students watched part of this video from Capstone, which shows how graphic novels are created.
Mr. Carter’s class recently celebrated World Read Aloud Day by connecting with a class in Ecuador. Students shared books that Mr. Carter had read aloud this year. The students wrote and recited book talks for each read aloud. You can see videos of the students’ book talks below.
Students in 4th and 5th grades may now vote for the 2015/2016 Maine Student Book Award. The online ballot will remain open until 3/31. Students must read 3 or more books from the MSBA reading list to be eligible to vote.
A group of Falmouth High School students, Mr. Carter and Mrs. Bachman recently traveled to Guatemala to work with Safe Passage. The Safe Passage school library is in need of books published in Spanish.