The book fair started at Nicholas' school last night. They have a book fair in the Fall and one in the Spring. I LOVE the one in the Spring (and so does he), because it is buy one, get one free.
Ever since I was little, I have loved going to the book fair. I remember when the book mobile would come to the school and park in the school parking lot for us to visit. I'm glad that Nicholas has a love for books and reading too. I believe Rebecca is picking up the same traits. She even got two books yesterday, one of which I had to read about five times before bed.
One of the teachers had set up a table outside the library, and she was handing out information for summer reading, and information about the summer reading challenge. She also gave me a packet of information which included reading-related activities to do during the summer. It lists a different activity to do every single day from June 1 through August 31. Some that caught my eye ...
- Read a book with an author's name that begin's with the letter A, then B, and so on.
- Challenge everyone to learn a new word. Use it at least three times that day.
- Read under the stars. Take a blanket and book outside and read by flashlight.
- Plan a book swap party. Admission is one book. Each child arrives with one book to donate and leaves with another book to read.
- Choose a famous person. Go to the library to find out more about him/her.
- Lie on the grass and look at the clouds. Make up stories about the shapes.
- Spend the day asking only open-ended questions that begin with why or how.
And so many other fun ones.
Here is my layout for LOAD for one of the earlier prompts this month. If it is supposed to rain on/off this weekend, so maybe I can catch up on creating my other layouts.