Launching into Summer
The Hudson Public Elementary Schools and the Hudson Public
Library will continue our partnership with a summer reading program that
supports collaboration among the schools, library, and families. This “Launching into Summer Reading” program
builds on the work children are doing in the classroom and provides an
authentic reading experience for each reader based on their individual reading
goals. The Hudson Public Library program
provides all family members with a fun and motivating summer reading program. In
addition, the library helps support families in finding the just right book for
students during the summer months and is a great location to gather, read, and
explore a range of book options. The combination of the two programs will
ensure your child meets their reading goals and continues to grow as a reader
over the summer.
At the Hudson Public
Library (Birth-Grade 6)
The Hudson Public Library’s program provides a fun,
interactive approach to summer reading.
We encourage students from birth to 2nd grade to read up to
100 books and for every 10 books they get a prize. Children grades 3 to 6 will receive a raffle
ticket for every 3 hours of reading up to 36 hours. These children will use the
raffle tickets for a chance to win one of over 30 prizes. Throughout the summer, there will be a
variety of family friendly programs such as magicians, animals, music, science
shows, as well as crafts for children ages 5 to 13. To celebrate the children’s summer reading
accomplishments, the Hudson Public Library will host an End of Summer Reading
party at Roller Kingdom.
In the Elementary
Classroom teachers prepare their students for summer reading
by teaching focused lessons that help the students create individualized
reading goals, as well as develop a plan for reading and meeting their goals
over the summer months. During the month of June your child will be bringing
home their reading goal, a plan for reading and a personal list of books to read
over the summer. In addition, your child will participate in a presentation
given by the Hudson Public Library during the school day and grade level teams
will provide additional opportunities for the students to prepare for summer
Students Rising to
Quinn Middle School (Grade 4)
Students in fourth grade will take part in the same lessons
(explained above) as all other elementary students, establishing reading goals
and developing a plan for reading over the summer. Fourth graders, additionally, will choose one
book from the Quinn Summer Reading book list and incorporate this book into
their summer reading goals. Over the summer students rising to Quinn Middle
School should respond in their Reader’s Notebook. At the start of the school
year, students will share their Reader’s Notebook with their 5th
grade English Language Arts teacher. Early in September at Quinn, students and
teachers will form book groups around these titles to discuss and celebrate
their summer reading. Students will
receive a copy of this list from their teachers and the list will also be
available on the Quinn website.
Over the summer, families will receive a phone call once a
month to remind everyone to review their goal and progress in summer reading.
In August when your child returns from school, he/she will reflect on their
reading goal and progress with their new classroom teacher. The reading your
child engages in over the summer will assist the new classroom teacher in
understanding them as a readers and set the stage for creating a new community
of readers in the classroom.
Thank you for supporting your child’s reading growth over
the summer months. We appreciate families understanding the importance of summer
reading every day for an extended time to encourage a love and enjoyment of
books, increase vocabulary and fluency, develop an understanding of different
genres, and build an understanding of the world.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Building
principals, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and your child’s classroom teachers
can also provide additional support to ensure your child’s summer reading
experience is a success.
Have a wonderful summer!
Karen Martin Jillian Bennett
Director of Elementary Education Children’s Librarian
Hudson Public Schools Hudson Public Library