Ahhhhhh...Now, that's refreshing. Welcome to the oasis, the Reading Oasis. Are you ready?
Reading for pleasure is so important for children! It opens the door to an exciting world of adventure, where kids can become anybody and go anywhere! It's a proven fact that students that read for fun tend to be stronger in all subjects in school! They have a bigger vocabulary, they are better spellers, they can focus longer, and they have more vivid imaginations!
It is recommended for students to read 20 minutes per day. A great way to get that in is to make it a family affair! Everybody in the house can grab a book, set the timer, and get lost in the pages for 20 minutes. You'd be surprised how quickly that time will pass and chances are, everybody will want to read just a "few more pages" after the buzzer sounds!
So back to my earlier question...Are you ready for the Reading Oasis? Well, there will be 3 opportunities, this week, to visit the Reading Oasis Book Fair! You can come by on Monday (10/14) or Tuesday (10/15) during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We will be running it from 4:oo-7:30pm. (You may even see Cleopatra there!) If you want to browse on a less crowded day, then Thursday (10/17), during the Flu Shot Clinic, might be more ideal for you! We will be open from 3-6pm that day. We also have an online Book Fair that will be open all next week (you can click below to go to the online store).
Sometimes, all it takes is one new book that ignites a lifelong passion for reading! That one new book just might be sitting on a shelf, in one of those beautiful, shiny, silver cases in the Reading Oasis Book Fair. Hope to see you there!