Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Summer Reading Program

Hello Parents and Students,

Summer is approaching quickly and we want to make sure that children are keeping up with reading during the summer. The following are some of the summer reading programs with great incentives:

Alameda County Library They haven't posted their summer reading program yet. However, Readers can use a game board format to complete reading goals. When goals have been reached, you can earn many different things. Usually it ends with winning a free book of your choice.

Half Price Books - Feed Your Brain Half price books also sponsors a summer reading program that includes earning book bucks toward the purchase of more books!  Usually you will earn enough book bucks for one or more great stories.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program Here you log the books you have read and tell about your favorite. After 8 books, you will earn a free book.

Scholastic Summer Reading Complete the log and record your minutes and you earn prizes along the way. Also contains some fun resources for readers.

Happy Reading and have an awesome summer!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

National Library Week

It is National Library Week. Let's celebrate by sharing our love of reading!
Here are some fantastic resources for finding a great book:

Children's Section of the Alameda County Library - There are great resources on this page for young readers. Also, you can check out an ebook with your library card. It's all free!

Reading is Fundamental - Here we have some books read aloud, resources, and activities.

Starfall - This site is always a favorite to find fun interactive read alouds.

Learning games for Kids - Includes many games for different subjects. Some great literacy games.

PBS Kids Island - Has many reading activities for our youngest readers.

Book Trailers for Readers - Are trailers made by students for other students. Fun way to find a new favorite book!

Library of Congress Read - Classics that are free to read online, plus booklists on the best books that are out there to enjoy.

These are just a few to get you started. As always, if you have a website that you use for reading, let me know.  I would be excited to add it to the list!

Happy Library Week!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Read Across America

"Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think" - Dr. Seuss
Today is Read Across America Day. We celebrated this day at Eastin by inviting readers from our community to share their love of reading and experiencing a read through of a favorite book with our students. We were lucky enough to have visits from the fire department, the police department, the sanitation department, the District Attorney's office, BART, and so many more.
March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday. We enjoy the work of this great author as we read those books of a silly nature. Without him, we may not have had so much fun in literature. Enjoy these websites that support Dr. Seuss and reading:
Dr. Seuss Biography
Art of Dr. Seuss