Summer #ReadMoore Challenge

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JT Moore Family Old and New (Hello and Welcome rising 5th Grade community!)

I am writing with an update and a recap on all things library-related concerning this year and our upcoming summer break. Please look around for school library books and remind your students to bring them in!

We are joining the whole city for the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and you are invited to join your student in our 20 minutes of reading/day endeavor! Sign up online or download print copies of our reading logs at the NPL website: http://npl.readsquared.com/

*Very important note: Please bring your paper logs into our school at the end of the summer so we can see how many participated. This is a district wide competition between schools and we would love to show the community how much JT Moore reads! Paper logs will also serve as a ticket to our popsicle party at the beginning of the year that will celebrate our summer reading!*

Summer reading details, logs, and reading recommendations can also be found on our library website and in the front office. I will be updating our recommended reading list throughout the summer as I finish good books! On our library website there is also a video inspired by 8th graders Marcus Taylor, Belle Reynolds, and Kordell Thomas that lifts up some of our good story-sharing work throughout the school year. Be amazed here: http://jtmoorelibrary.weebly.com/

A huge shout out to Henry Fox who brought our community the goodness of a little library in our bus loop near the flower peddlers. Thanks to your generous response in the form of book donations, students can leave this summer with lots of free books to read. We hope this will be the start of something good!

Another loving vision gifted to us by 8th grader Kordell Thomas, was our social media hashtag: #ReadMoore. A visual of his design can be downloaded at the JT Moore library website if you want to get fancy. Our hope is that throughout the summer, students and parents will share what they are reading on social media using the tags #ReadMoore and @jtmoorelibrary so we can keep the power of our shared stories circulating. Please stay in touch and READ READ READ!

Stories are kind of a big deal. They give us a way to see into the complicated, nuanced, often overwhelming realities we are swimming in. A good story helps us open up the book of what happened – it widens understanding – and widened understanding grows a more loving community. I hope you will all jump into the enlightenment project that is reading this summer. AND DON’T FORGET TO SHARE! 

Lots.Of.Love.
Mrs. Dark

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