Students entering grades 1-8 in the fall may participate in the All Saints summer reading program. If they fill out one book log, they will receive a prize once school resumes in the fall. If they fill out two or more book logs, they will also receive additional prizes. Book logs are available at the link above.
The Dakota County Library system also has a summer reading program for kids of all ages. This year you can sign up online and pick up a Summer Discovery Bag, which includes a free book, curbside at any library location. Click the link here for more information on the programs for kids from birth to twelfth grade.
There is a summer reading program at Barnes and Noble where kids in grades 1-6 can fill out a reading log and earn a free book. To find out more about this program and to print off your Barnes and Noble reading log, click this link.
You can participate in all of these programs this summer, but most important-KEEP READING!
Students visit the library once a week. This is their opportunity to learn about library resources and develop their library skills. Of course, they may check out something to read!
AR (Accelerated Reader) and READING INCENTIVES
The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a supplement to the reading curriculum at All Saints School. Students in grades 3-8 can take Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes for monthly incentives. On the wall outside of the library, the Reading Incentive Committee posts the requirements and incentives each month from October through May. In addition to taking AR tests in their classrooms, students in grades 3-8 can take tests during the last 15 minutes of library time, or in the library before or after school. Falcon's Nest also has a computer for AR testing.
Grades 1-2 can also turn in reading logs to earn the monthly incentives. Be sure the books are at your child's reading level, so he or she can read the books independently.
Students in grades 3-8 may read any 3 books that are nominated for this year's Maud Hart Lovelace Award within their corresponding division (grades 3-5 or grades 6-8), pass AR tests on these books, and vote for their favorite at our voting party in the spring! This voting party, which will be held in March or April, includes a lunch of pizza and other yummy treats. Check out the 2018-2019 winners and the 2019-2020 nominees at www.maudhartlovelace.org
• For grades K-2, check out the Star of the North nominees for picture books at www.starofthenorthaward.org
• Other great sites for finding good books include: