To go with our letter “R” weeks, we will be kicking off two weeks of reading fun! We are hoping for each preschool family to spend some time during these two weeks reading together using the following reading plans. After you have completed a reading plan, please turn it in to Mrs. Kim. During school hours, you then get to pick a prize out of the treasure box and pick out a piece of popcorn to add to your class popcorn bag. When we reach our popcorn goal, they will have a class popcorn party to celebrate!
To start Right to Read week, we would like you to read 10 books together total. Five of the books, can be of your choice. The next five books are as follows: one book by Dr Seuss, one book by Maurice Sendak, one book by Ezra Jack Keats, one book by Lois Ehlert, and a few poems by Shel Silverstein. Please list the names of the books you have read, including the authors, and the names of the poems by Shel Silverstein, and turn the list into the preschool office. Mrs. Kim will then give you a piece of popcorn to add to your class popcorn bag, and let you pick a treasure from the treasure chest! If you complete level one before the end of the right to read weeks, you may move on to Level 2!
For level two reading, you may pick five books of your choice. Then pick one book by Eric Carle, one book by Donald Crews, one book by Margaret Wise Brown, a Caldecott Award winning book, and some poems by Jack Prelutsky. Next, record the books, authors, and poems on a piece of paper to turn to Mrs. Kim. You will get to pick another prize from the prize box, and add piece of popcorn, to the class popcorn bag! If you complete level two before the end of the right to read weeks, you may move on to Level 3!
For level three reading, we would like to expand your child’s world of print. We would like you to start by reading a simple chapter book together. (This may take a few nights.) Some good chapter books are Magic Tree House books, Toad and Frog books, Nate the Great books, and Amelia Bedilia books. We would then like you to pick two of the following to explore and read (parts of) together: An atlas, a dictionary, a newspaper, a children’s magazine, or an encyclopedia. (Wikipedia is fine.) Try to make sure to point out what each form of print is used for. Please record your selections on a piece of paper, making notes about what you read. For example, if you chose the newspaper, and read the comics together, please note this on your recording sheet, etc. When you complete level three, please turn your recording sheet in to Mrs. Kim. You will then be able to select a treasure from the treasure box, a piece of popcorn, to add to the class popcorn bag, and receive a special certificate acknowledging that you completed all three reading levels!