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Time to Get Ready for Summer Reading!!!!!

June 12, 2023 | Rebekah Lowe

Throughout the year, we have seen such growth in your children as readers. We hope that the summer is a chance to practice those skills while enjoying stories and learning new information. Reading to and with your child is a beautiful thing, too. Enjoy the magic of books!

Ms. Sytsma wrote the post below:​​

Students entering Kindergarten through 8th Grade participate in summer reading at Mustard Seed School.  Some grades have required books and others have lists of suggestions.  Each student is challenged to read or listen to a number of books over the summer. 

You can find the summer reading lists here on the website.  This link is available in the “Parents” tab at the top of the Mustard Seed School website so that you can access it all summer long. 

Families with students rising into Grades 4-8 should read this overview note before jumping into picking your books. These classes each have one required book that all students read (and then choice for the other books).  It is best to save this book for last so that the students have read it just before school starts.  They will talk work with this text in their first English language arts classes in September.

Many local libraries have these titles available! And many libraries have summer reading incentive programs if your child would like the support of a local community of readers to encourage their continued work this summer.  (Here are Hoboken and Jersey City programs.) Happy summer reading!

Also, many families will trade books or share books to reduce costs, so please reach out to classmates’ families if you would like to make a plan to share them.

Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grades 2&3

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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