We are excited to launch our “Crothers Summer Read” program sponsored by Title I! Participating in a school-wide reading program such as “Crothers Summer Read” helps build a community of readers and a sense of belonging within our school. Families reading together help children listen better and longer, build bigger vocabularies, and develop a positive attitude about books and learning.
Reading professionals recommend that families read aloud to children even when they are able to read by themselves. When an entire school reads together, it generates excitement about reading and being part of a fun program.
Each family will receive a bag with a copy of The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary and a bookmark. We will start reading the book together on Monday, June 21st. The book, read by Crothers staff, will be emailed and posted weekly along with fun activities and discussion ideas. You are welcome to read along with your child each night as well. We hope that Crothers families will share pictures throughout the summer as we all enjoy this book. Pictures can be sent to Mr. Provost or a classroom teacher.