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Reading Week is in Full Swing at NSES!

Although this is a short week, it is one of the most fun ones here at NSES…Reading Week!  The theme this year is “New Faces, New Places, Read!”.  We have four fun filled days planned including mystery readers, a daily book swap, door decorating contest, and “Dress Like a Word” day.  Here are some quick pics of Buddy Reading Day and our Book Swap as well as a link to what we have planned for the Week.  Be sure to attend our Spring Reading Celebration (aka Family Literacy Night) on Thursday, April 13 from 6-7. Meet local authors, including our own Mrs. Williams and wear pajamas to listen to some fabulous read alouds!

Reading Week 2017 Flyer

NSES Launches the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge!

Yay!  Today we held an assembly for all students at NSES to launch our 2015 Summer Reading Challenge!  Students are challenged to read at least 60 minutes per week (or more!) during school vacation.  Students who complete this challenge will be invited to a special celebration in the fall and they will have a chance to win prizes for all their effort.

We also had Miss Renee, the North Smithfield Public Librarian, visit as a guest speaker to talk about her special summer reading program.  All the reading you do can count for both our programs! You can check out the special public library programs and activities at NS Public Library.

Look for your special Reading Log and pledge for the Summer Reading Challenge coming home today.  You can also complete the reading log online using the tabs at the top of this page.

Like any skill, practice makes better and reading practice is always fun.  Look for our announcement about the NSES Book Swap next week…..we want to be sure everyone has plenty of books to read, read, read!

Book Swap and Summer Slide

We are excited about our upcoming Book Swap at NSES on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, June 17th and 18th!  Students may bring in their gently used books to “swap” with other students to get new books to read for the summer….how fun is that?

With our Summer Reading Challenge and our Book Swap, we just want to emphasize how important it is to keep reading.  Practice makes better and the more you practice, the better you’ll be.  We are trying to avoid the “summer slide” where may children leave school in June with certain skills and abilities and come back in September having lost those skills because of a lack of practice.  Here is a great graphic to help with “summer slide”: