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Julie Troman

Principal Notes:

The Book Fair is Coming!

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   There is a great deal of clear and consistent research that supports the importance of children reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts at a variety of levels of text complexity.  In fact, one of the leading indicators of school success (in the early grades and beyond) is the amount of time they spend engaged in reading and writing, both at school and at home. 

     An important part of our balanced literacy approach is providing students with “choice and voice” in selecting books that are of interest to them.  When building a library of options for students, it helps to have a source for affordable, high interest, and high quality books.  The Scholastic Book Fair is a great way to build your collection and to help our libraries expand their offerings, as well.

     The Miller Book Fair will be held next week; Monday, October 15th through Wednesday, October 17th.  Students will have a chance to browse for good books and make “wish lists” on Monday and will return on Tuesday to make purchases (preschool classes will browse and shop the same day).  In addition, we will offer a family shopping night on Wednesday, October 17th from 4:30- 7:30 pm. Please make plans to visit our book fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

     If you are unable to attend the fair on Wednesday evening, we invite you to visit our book fair online at scholastic.com/fair.  Our online fair is available from October 15 through November 2, 2018.  We will also host another book fair this spring at Craddock School.  All purchases benefit our school libraries.



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