Summer Reading Challenge Week 4

Happy July to everyone! And congratulations on continuing to log your minutes Pinewood is moving up we are now at 420 for top reading schools in the nation, keep logging and keep reading. Here is a quick link to the Scholastic site again.

I will talk more about this even in future blog posts but I wanted everyone to have a chance to add it to their calendar’s now on August 30 and 31 the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be hosting a “Mini Makers Faire”. It is like a science/invention faire and its open to public entries, if any Pinewood students are feeling creative enter. If your not ready to enter try to visit the event and see the amazing things others create. Mini Maker Faire

I read a great article in the New York Times this week and my children and I have been enjoying answering some of the questions from it. It asks 11 questions about What Summer Means to You. I will share a few of our answer’s below I would love to hear what summer means to your family.

1. What Makes Summer, Summer For You?
My family and I love swimming in our pool and grilling outside together. We grow a garden each summer full of fresh vegetables and berries when we are outside enjoying the pool and snacking from the garden we know its summer time.

3. What Are You Reading This Summer?
I have finished three books so far, and working on my fourth, all are about education. My daughters are reading a lot this summer as well. Sara Jean is working on The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies. Dalila likes to go on to tumblebooks and be able to choose one she likes.

8. What Journeys Will You Take?
I’m getting very excited to go to China, but my family is not able to join me in China because I will be teaching the whole time I am there. Our family vacation we just took which we enjoyed hiking Red Rock Canyon and seeing the Hoover Dam.

3 comments

  1. Noah Van Wieren says>>>
    1. What Makes Summer For You?
    Going on vacation, Swimming, video games, movies, reading, mini golfing, eating ice cream …
    3. What Are You Reading This Summer?
    Still working on Divergent (long book!), Dude diaries, Bionicles, Stranded series (for the second time) 🙂
    8. What Journeys Will You Take?
    My dad and I are going to Pittsburgh and Cleveland on a Baseball (watching) vacation!
    My whole family and I are going to The Wisconsin Dells at the end of August!
    But I cannot wait to get back to school – I LOVE SCHOOL!

  2. Erika Van Wieren says…
    1. What Makes Summer For You?
    Staying up late and sleeping in! No pressure! Watching “Boy meets world”, hanging out with my sister, Hanging out with my mom, Playing Mario cart with my brothers
    3. What Are You Reading This Summer?
    The Christie Miller Series;
    The Carter House girls series
    A BUNCH of other books I got for my birthday and some from my Grandma
    8. What Journeys Will You Take?
    Me and my dad and my sister went to JJ ranch for the weekend and rode horses, watched a rodeo, explored a lighthouse and went out on the Dunes at Silver lake.
    My whole family and I are going to The Wisconsin Dells at the end of August!

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