Just in case you missed this in the Special Announcements section, please read the following:
First, I want to say hello to all my students. I miss seeing you every single day! I truly hope we can get back together very soon, but if this lasts longer than we originally expected, you can take all the things we have done together this year and keep learning and growing.
Read something you are interested in every day. Pick up those chapter books you have found that you really love, and read them again or for the first time. Read picture books to your little brother, sister, cousin, or enjoy them yourself. Any way you keep reading is a good thing! Every single one of my reading students have super potential. Help your younger brothers and sisters reach the great heights you have achieved this year. Show them how much fun it is to become part of the books you read.
If we don't get to finish the book When You Reach Me, please do that on your own. Better yet, start the book again to make sure you haven't missed any important details. Remember what I have told you repeatedly, this book gets better each time you read it. You will find points that you missed or that did not make sense the first time you read it. Think about the title of each chapter and what that title meant. Read Wonder again because you know how much you loved hearing that story. It has several sequels so you could read any or all of those. Many of you enjoyed the I Survived series. Keep reading those or try a new series like 10 True Tales, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Series of Unfortunate Events, or any other series. I hope you can come into school at some point to pick up anything you left. I encourage you to use your My Someday List and read some of those books that your classmates introduced to you during our book talks. You listed those because they sounded like something you would want to read. Take advantage of this time to do just that. Every time you finish a book, you have accomplished something great. And the best part is you have traveled virtually into another time, became a fun new character, or learned something new about a person, a place, or a time in the past. Share some of these books with your parents or grandparents by showing off your reading abilities. You have become such great readers!
Enjoy this time with your family because they are the most important people in your lives. Yes, even when your little brother or sister touches your "stuff", ha, ha!
Again, I hope to see you all soon. Take care, stay safe, exercise, breath the way we practiced, and as always, read, read, read.
Much love to all of you!