Greetings Families, Caregivers and Students! Happy summer! We hope that you are enjoying the warmer days and longer moments to be outside. We also hope that you are relaxing here and there with a good book! We have posted a list of recommended reading for entering Grade 3 and Grade 4 students at Minot Forest School. We have also posted some sample templates that might help your child write a book talk, as well as a template to use. If you already have the ones that were sent home, don’t worry! These are the same. If the original notices found their way to a beach and never came back, here is some clarification. First, we want all of our kids to read. We hope that each child can have the opportunity to pick out a book of their own interest because the benefits are so positive, but we know that is not always possible. Therefore we have copies of the books that were used in the past available to children who can’t otherwise get a book. Each child needs to read at least one book and then prepare a book talk about it. The postings include websites that you can go to for more information and help. The template is there to guide you. Be as creative as you like. One book is the minimum; with reading more is always better! To make things even easier the Library now has extended hours, Spinney is open a few days a week and the Friends of the Library will be holding one of their wonderful used book sales shortly. So enjoy your summer and dive into some books and have fun!