Summer Reading 2018-2019

Download the details of the project here:  LCMA Summer reading projects 2018


From the Desk of Mr. Andrews:

Dear Knight Families,

Summer is a time for our children to unwind, rest, and rejuvenate.

It is also a time to ensure our children stay connected to reading without stress. In order to facilitate that end, all students will be required to complete a chosen Sunshine State Reading Book for 2018-2019. The book can either be purchased hard copy or electronic; or borrowed from the Public Library. The expectation is for your child to choose one of the books from the SSYRA list on the attached brochure. After reading their chosen book, each student will have a choice of 6 different options to share their knowledge of the book.  This completed project will be your child’s’ entry ticket to our annual first Friday of school celebration!  We will have other activities surrounding the book upon returning the first week of school, and their first grade will be based on the students’ assigned novel.

I am already in progress for reading them all as well.  I would encourage you to read along with your child and incorporate some “book chats” over the summer. It takes a bit of time and scheduling, but it is honestly a rewarding experience for both kids and adults. Trust me on that!

Please encourage your child to stretch out and set a goal to read ALL Sunshine State Books this year.  Be sure to check out the LCMA Sunshine State webpage. On this page you will find an annotated list of the 2018-19 Sunshine State books. They are all quite engaging.  More information to follow on the Sunshine State Reading Contest when school begins.

For more information on the Sunshine State Young Reader Program, please open:
http://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra.html

Thanks ~
Brian J. Andrews
Principal