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I hosted a Summer Reading Party in late June at my oldest son’s school. While I wasn’t able to take photos due to privacy issues, we had a blast. (Read more after the jump).
Using the books, mini notebooks, stickers, pencils, etc., that I was sent by iVillage and PBS Kids, I went to my oldest son’s Kindergarten Classroom and read WordGirl: City Hall Sandwich. The class was wonderful and loved hearing the colorful story. After we discussed the book, the children went their tables and we worked on the Fill in Story Sheets. (read more after the jump).
After the assignment, each child got a snack of apple juice and pretzels. Since I was a teacher for 6 years (I’m on childcare leave), I approached the party in a teacher-y style, but I could have also done it a few different ways – ie. make a craft after the story, created a sequel to the episode.
Want to host your own Summer Reading Party or participate in the Summer Reading Community Challenge? You can find printable activities, blank reading logs and certificates here.
Thanks to iVillage and PBS Kids for providing books and other goodies for the gift bags. While I am a PBS KIDS VIP Ambassador, I was not compensated for throwing this party.