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Celebrating Summer Reading at NSES!

Today was one of our favorite days of the year- the day we celebrate all the reading that the students at NSES did this summer!  Here are some quick stats about the Summer Reading Challenge:

  • Overall, the students at NSES read 54,695 minutes – that’s 912 hours!
  • Students in Kindergarten read 3,190 minutes or 53 hours!
  • Students in Grade 1 read 8,335 minutes or 139 hours!
  • Students in Grade 2 read 23,438 minutes or 390 hours – wow!
  • Students in our 2 third grades read 19,732 minutes or 329 hours!

To celebrate, we held a gathering this morning where we shared some of our favorite books.  Each student who participated received a certificate, pencil, and applause (of course!).  We honored our top grade level readers with a gift card to Barnes and Noble.  We ended our celebration with a short dance party, because every celebration needs a little music!  See some pictures below of our top readers as well as some photos of our celebration.

Remember, reading is something we can celebrate every day!  We’re hoping to keep our enthusiasm for reading high as we enter the 2015-2016 school year…let us know what your favorite books are and we’ll share!

Mrs. Jolin with Emily Smith, our top Kindergarten reader who read 1200 minutes this summer!

Mrs. Jolin with Emily Smith, our top Kindergarten reader who read 1200 minutes this summer!


Mrs. Jolin with Brielle Baillargeon, our top Grade 1 reader who read 1,500 minutes this summer!


Mrs. Jolin with our top Grade 2 reader, Amelia Marseglia who read 1,740 minutes this summer!


Mrs. Jolin with our top Grade 3 reader, Teagan McMahon who read 6,930 minutes this summer – that’s 116 hours!


Summer Reading Rocks!


Those smiles are because these girls love to read!


Amelia loves to read!


Helping us celebrate with some dancing!

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!

Wow! Celebrating our Summer Reading Challenge!

You did it!

NSES students met the challenge!  Our students read for a total of 62,746 minutes this summer.  That’s 1,046 hours, an average of 149 hours per week.  Way to go!  We loved reading the responses and even discovered some new books we’d love to read.

We are sending out invitations to all students who participated to attend a celebration on Friday, September 19 at 9:00 in the cafeteria.  We will have music and awards to honor all the good reading work you did over the summer.

We are proud of you and hope you are proud of yourselves!

Mrs. Lafreniere and Mrs. Hawkins