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Summer Reading Challenge 2019

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Dear Parent or Guardian,

Experts agree that children who read during the summer months keep their reading skills sharp and are better prepared for the challenges of the next grade level. With this in mind, Dolton School District 149, is happy to provide all summer school students with books and activity sheets designed to motivate them to read this summer.  Each school building also provided their students with book packs to read over the summer.

This book pack will also provide you with an opportunity to spend quality time with your child while you help to build their comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. The tips for families listed below provide strategies and suggestions to help you make the most of summer reading opportunities. There are lots of fun ways to extend the learning and incorporate reading into vacation time!

In addition a summer reading blog will be available for students to share their stories and pictures of themselves reading on our website.  Please join us by participating on our reading blog by commenting below. We want to hear all about your child’s reading experiences. 

I hope that by exposing children to exciting books written by popular authors, featuring a wide range of engaging characters, we can encourage all Dolton School District 149 students to become lifelong readers and learners.

Sincerely,
Dr. Shelly A. Davis-Jones
Superintendent

 

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

1. Read aloud together with your child every day.

Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, point out the relationship between words and sounds.

2. Set a good example!

Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Keep lots of reading material around the house. Turn off the TV and have each person read his or her book, including mom and dad.

3. Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it.

This is the way to develop habits of the mind and build capacity for thought and insight.

4. Let kids choose what they want to read, and don't turn your nose up at popular fiction.

It will only discourage the reading habit.

5. Buy books on tape, especially for a child with a learning disability.

Listen to them in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together.

6. Take your children to the library regularly.

Most libraries sponsor summer reading clubs with easy-to-reach goals for preschool and school-age children. Check the library calendar for special summer reading activities and events. Libraries also provide age appropriate lists for summer reading.

7. Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines like Sports Illustrated for KidsHighlights for Children, or National Geographic World.

Encourage older children to read the newspaper and current events magazines, to keep up the reading habit over the summer and develop vocabulary. Ask them what they think about what they've read, and listen to what they say.

8. Ease disappointment over summer separation from a favorite school friend by encouraging them to become pen pals.

Present both children with postcards or envelopes that are already addressed and stamped. If both children have access to the Internet, email is another option.

9. Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices.

Show your children how to read a map, and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator.

10. Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook.

Tape in souvenirs of your family's summer activities picture postcards, ticket stubs, photos. Have your children write the captions and read them and read them aloud as you look at the book together.

Superintendent's Summer Reading Blog

Date Subject Posted by:
06/19/2019 Hello Dr. Shelly Davis-Jones, it is an honor to be blogging with you. I have learned a lot last year, and I'm a big fan of reading. I read every day. I hope you get to see this!
ArmaniRose Rice
Dolton, IL
06/20/2019 Good morning Dr.Davis-Jones. My name is Dallal Brown. I am in the 7th grade Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy the work we do because I have learned more math that I missed during the school year. I've learned many things including reading because I have really grown with my reading skills by understanding the meaning of the words. One of my favorite things so far has been Praise Production program because it teaches me alot about acting.
Dallal Brown
Summer School Tutorial program student
06/20/2019 Hi Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Morgan Williams, I'm a 7th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program . I really enjoy refreshing on the things I've learned this past school year because I forgot a lot of things we did in the beginning of the school year. I've learned many things including math,acting, and reading . One of my favorite things so far has been Praise Production because It's been really fun to do different types of exercises.
Morgan Williams
06/20/2019 Good-morning Dr. Davis-Jones my name is Derrick Santiago. I an]m a 7th grader in the summer school tutorial program . I really enjoy this program because we learned how to do easy math in quicker ways. I like when we get timed on it to see how fast we can get it done. And I've learned how to project my voice in praise productions
Derrick Santiago
06/20/2019 Good Morning Supt.Davis-Jones, Hi my name is Nazir Randall.I am a 7th grader in the summer school tutorial program.I really enjoy the acting classes in the program because it opens my eyes to new experiences and also its a lot of fun.Also i like the work Mrs.Bonds is doing in class with the book we are reading.ive learned many thing including tips and tricks to help with math and different math equations. For example how to multiply faster and use other skills for 7th grade.One of my favorites things so far has been the acting class it has helped me with my shynes and ive always been interested in acting.
nazir randall
summer school tutorial student
06/20/2019 Good morning Supt.Davis Jones, My name is Kanija Coppage. I am a 7th grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy learning about the program because i can be better prepared next year for 8th grade. I've learned many things about identifying integers because I needed to improve on using negatives and positives. One of my favorite things so far has been reading "Scorpions" because I'm really good at reading , the book is interesting and i'm becoming better at it.
Kanija Coppage
Donlton IL Student
06/20/2019 Good morning Dr.Davis-Jones my name is Lineal Johnson. I'm a seventh grader in the summer school tutorial program. I really enjoy Ms.Bonds and Ms.Park's about the program because their really nice and funny. I've learned many things including how to write a script in acting class and its been really fun . One of my favorite things so far has been acting class .It's really fun and cool and I would love if it was permanent to the school even if it's a different teacher.[Just make sure he or she's cool.]
Lineal Johnson
district 149 tutorial program student
06/20/2019 Good Morning Dr.Davis-Jones, My name is Jaden Tally. I am a 7th grader in Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy working with the teachers because they are very fun. I also like being taught math because they always make it interesting. I`ve learned how to subtract negative and positive numbers by knowing which sign to use. My favorite things are acting and math class; because they always make it fun to learn.
Jaden Tally
Summer School Tutorial student
06/20/2019 Good Morning Dr.Jones , My Name is Adrian Williams .I am a 7th grader in the summer school tutorial program. I've learned many things including integers.I have cheats for integers Adrian Williams lordadrian220@gmail.com summer school tutorial student
06/20/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, Hi my name is javaris Pittmon. i'm a 7th grader in summer school tutorial program I really enjoy the ELA in this tutorial because it's fun and i get a better understanding of it. I've learned many things including intergers and speaking correctly. one of my favorite things so far as been math because I understand it better.
javaris pittmon
summer school tutorial student
06/20/2019 Good Morning Dr. Jones, My name is Jebrel Smith. I'm a 7th grader in the enrichment program. I've learned many things about business, I find it disappointing that we aren't having the carnival on the last day of the program. But other than that the enrichment program has been fun and exciting.
Jebrel Smith
Dirksen Middle School student
06/20/2019 Good morning Dr.Davis-Jones,My name is Celeste Serrano.I am a 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program.I really enjoy being able to refresh my memory about things we have already learned from the past school year. I've learned many things including music,math,and literature.One of my favorite things so far was learning about music and having fun.
Celeste Serrano
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/20/2019 Hi, this is my second year coming to the Summer school Enrichment Program AND AM SO EXCITED!!!, this journey have been very exciting for me and one of my favorites part was receiving books. Am not a really big fan of reading but when i come across a very interesting book i will be so..... eager to read it, all the books that were given to me got my attention and i liked them.My favorite book so far is FRAZZLED.its about a girl going into middle school and was nervous about it, so, I found his book so interesting because am going into middle school and i was a little nervous about it but not anymore. THANK YOU THE BOOK WAS APPRECIATED. I looking forward to reading more. Oluwanifemi Ajayi nifemiajayi90@gmail.com CMB student
06/20/2019 Good Morning supt. Davis-Jones.. Hi my name is Jaqui Gray. I'm in the summer school tutorial program. I really enjoy Coach Paul's , class in this program.Coach Paul is the best teacher, he is very fun. We get to hear music.He is very fun. I've learned many things including learning about 70's music. My favorite thing that I learned was when Coach Paul taught us how to play the drums.
Jaqui Gray
summmer school tutonial program student
06/21/2019 Good morning,Dr.Davis Jones, My name is Isaiah Christmas. I am a 7th grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy the teaching at the program because how they teach is simpler then it was at regular school. I've learned many things incluiding the basic math that I have been struggling through. One of my favorite things so far has been the praise production and the math class. Isaiah Christmas Zaiahc54@gmail.com
06/21/2019 Good Morning Mrs. Davis Jones, My name is Carl Green. I am in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I've learned new math skills thanks to Mrs.Parks, I learned that multiplication is reversed division.Lastly I learned in acting that people have to believe that you're not acting.
Carl Green
06/21/2019 Hi my name is Heaven Eison, I am a 7th grader in the summer school tutorial program. I really enjoy praise production because it is really fun and it helps me not be shy talking around people or even a big crowd. I've learned many things including to help people even if its hurting you. One of my favorites so far is math because i learned different ways to do multiplication.
Heaven Eison
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Dr.Davis Jones, My name is Porsha Lewis. I am a 7th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoy the creativity of this program because it allows students more ways to stay focused over the summer. I've learned many things like in math i learned adding and subtracting integers, And in acting i learned to talk from your stomach then from your throat. One of my favorite things so far has been refreshing my memory of what I've learned.
Porsha Lewis
06/21/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis Jones, Hi my name is Kaleigh Taylor. I am a 7th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoy math about the program because I understand better and I learn different things. I've learned many things including how to act and when to change the way you sound. One of my favorite thing so far has been math because learned more stuff and she teach it in a fun way. I also like acting because he showed me how to act and how to change the way you sound.
Kaleigh Taylor
06/21/2019 Hello Dr. Davis-Jones, if you didn't know my name, I'm ArmaniRose Rice, I am one of the smartest people in the school. I have won a silver medal in the NWEA awards. I believe i should try harder... anyway, your work is appreciated, and I thank you! I am so excited for next year. I know I will get challenges in sixth grade.... AND I LOVE IT!!!!!! I LOVE getting challenges, this will be the best school year yet!
ArmaniRose
Dolton, Il
06/21/2019 Hi Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Isaiah Wofford and I am in the summer school tutorial program. I've learned many things in all my classes. In Ms. Parks class I'm learning new ways of multiplication and I'm going to multiply integers. In Ms. Bonds class I'm reading a book called Scorpions . Finally in Praise Production I'm starting to like my acting class, because I'm really in to acting.
isaiah wofford
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Dr. Davis Jones, My name is Jade Patterson I am a 7th grader in the summer school tutorial program. I really enjoy the math class in the program ! It is helping me a lot in what I struggle in. Learning new ways to do math that is easier for me makes me feel more engaged in activities dealing with math. The ELA class is also amazing. It has encouraged me to read more.The program has also helped me remember key things I need to know through out every subject.
Jade Patterson
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis Jones, My name is Damon Murphy and I'm in the summer school tutorial program. I really enjoy the acting class because its my first time having an acting class in school and I think I'm going to have one in high school. Acting classes seem boring but its really not. Its fun and exciting because you get to do fun things in there. Today we are almost done with it so that's going to be fun I'm looking for that. My favorite thing that I learned is got to be integers because I think I'm also good at that and the best.
Damon Muphy
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis Jones. My name is Brandon Alexander and I'm a first grader in the summer school tutorial program. I've learned how to count to 100 by 10's. One of my favorite things so far is learning new sight words.
Brandon Alexander
summer school tutorial program student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Dawayne Michael Jordan, from Caroline Sibley School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. Summer school has been the best school of my life because I am learning sight words and how to read and how to spell. I also learned how to count by 11's, 5's and 10's. Dawayne
Dawayne Jordan
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Nolen Handley from Caroline Sibley School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I like Math in summer school. I am learning how to read. Nolen H.
Nolen Handley
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis Jones. My name is Najee Howard and I'm a first grader in the summer school tutorial program. I enjoy learning about math and reading here at summer school. My favorite thing so far has been math.
Najee Howard
summer school tutorial program student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Tiki Casimiro, from Carol Mosely Braun School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I learned that math is not always numbers and I am leaning words so I can read. Tiki C.
Tiki Casimiro
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis Jones. My name is Rashad Henley. I am at first grader at Diekman Elementary School. I really enjoy learning math at summer school. I've learned how to take notes in my notebook and I really like the snacks.
Rashad Henley
summer school tutorial program student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, Hi! My name is Amilliana Smith, from Diekman School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoy reading class because I like doing journals and learning new words. I learned new stories to read. Summer school is fun! Amilliana Smith
Amilliana Smith
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis Jones. My name is Jyazia Gray and I'm a first grader at Diekman School. I really enjoy that summer school is fun and we have snacks. We get to write in class and learn math, sight words, and dance.
Jyazia Gray
summer school tutorial program student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Jakira Carr from BV School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I learned to write sentences in my journal. I like the dance class too. Jakira C.
Jakira Carr
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Leontae Mims from Diekman School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I like the dance class. I learned how to read new words and I'm learning how to do math better. Leontae M.
Leontae Mims
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Laurence Satterfield from Caroline Sibley School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer Tutorial Program. I like math and when we do centers. I like doing my journal in reading and I like computers too. Laurence S.
Laurence Satterfield
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis Jones. My name is Natalia Shelly and I'm a first grader at Caroline Sibley School. I really enjoy learning about math. My favorite thing about summer school is computer class.
Natalia Shelly
summer school tutorial program students
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. David-Jones. My name is Kaliah Oparah from NBLA. I am a 6th grader in the Summer School Enrichment Program. My favorite book this Summer was Unidentified Suburban Object. I liked it because *Spoiler Alert* the twist was that she was actually an alien. I thought that she just felt like one because she was in the only Asian family in her neighborhood. This is why I really liked this book. Anyway, the Enrichment Program is fun and I like Yoga class.
Kaliah Oparah
06/21/2019 Good morning Superintendent Davis-Jones. My name is Kaitlyn Daniel and I am in first grade at Caroline Sibley School. I really enjoy learning math. My favorite thing to do in summer school is subtraction problems. I have learned many things this summer. I learned about 3d shapes too!
Kaitlyn Daniel
`Summer School Tutorial Program Teacher
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Zariah Lyons from Carol Mosely Braun School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I like counting. I learned how to count by tens and writing about people. My favorite thing so far is learning new things.
Zariah Lyons
Summer School Tutorial Program
06/21/2019 Hello Superintendent Davis-Jones! My name is Journey and I am a first grader from NBLA. I am in the summer school tutorial program. My favorite thing that we did in summer school is reading books about math. My teacher has a lot of those books. I like it when we go to reading class and write sentences in our journals.
Journey Hopkins
Summer School Tutorial Teacher
06/21/2019 Good morning Superintendent Davis-Jones. My name is Beverly Johnson. I am a first grader at NBLA. I am having fun in summer school tutorial program. I have learned about numbers, place value, counting, and how to make sentences. My favorite thing that we did was skip count to 100 by 2's and bouncing a balloon.
Beverly Johnson
Summer School Tutorial Teacher
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis Jones. My name is Nariyah Collins and I'm a first grader in the summer school tutorial program. I enjoy learning about math and reading here at summer school. My favorite thing so far has been learning to skip count by tossing a balloon.
Nariyah Collins
Summer School Tutorial Program Teacher
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Cambren Morgan from Carol Mosely Braun School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I enjoy doing the work and eating snacks. I have learned how to count to 200 in math and how to read. One of my favorite things so far is coming to summer school.
Cambren Morgan
Summer School Tutorial
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Bryant Triplett from Caroline Sibley School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I like when we get to eat snacks and when we do math. I also like to read. My favorite thing so far is going to computer class.
Bryant Triplett
Summer School Tutorial Program
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Lyrik Watson from Caroline Sibley School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I like summer school because it gives us education and it's fun. My favorite thing so far is computers, math and reading books.
Lyrik Watson
Summer School Tutorial Program
06/21/2019 so my name is Bryce jeanpierre I is having fun at cmb for school school thank you inriched
bryce
CMB student
06/21/2019 This is a student who was previously at School District 149. I just wanted to say hello again Dr. Shelly-Davis Jones and good luck to all of those students participating in this contest. Besides, reading IS important to your education and (next to math) is the most important subject you NEED to live life. Well,anyways I don't wanna keep rambling on forever sooo... I am going to end this off for now. Good Luck again and PEACE!
Anonymous
Student
06/21/2019 so my name is Bryce jeanpierre I is having fun at cmb for school school thank you inriched
bryce
CMB student
06/21/2019 faylyn thanks for all the books that you gave me all the books were very interesting. im an enrichment student
faylyn
CMB student
06/21/2019 faylyn thanks for all the books that you gave me all the books were very interesting. im an enrichment student
faylyn
CMB student
06/21/2019 Good morning Superintendent Davis Jones. My name is Maurice Clegg and I'm a first grader in the summer school tutorial program. I enjoy learning about math and reading here at summer school. My favorite thing so far has been making new friends here. I like using cubes to make tens and ones.
Maurice Clegg
Summer School Tutorial Program Teacher
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Harmonie Huff from Caroline Sibley School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I like that we have snacks and I like learning and going to computers. I learned about tens and ones. I learned about dancing and how to tell time. My favorite thing so far is the counting by tens and ones.
Harmonie Huff
Summer School Tutorial Program
06/21/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis Jones. My name is A'Mere Webb and I'm a first grader in the summer school tutorial program. I attend Caroline Sibley School. I enjoy learning about place value in math class. We use cubes to make numbers. I like when we count with balloons by 2's, 5's, and 10's using a balloons. In reading class we get to write sentences in our journal. That is fun!
A'Mere Webb
Summer School Teacher
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Sincere Williams and I'm a seventh grade student in the School of Fine Arts. I attend the Summer School Enrichment Program. I enjoyed reading the book " Restart" by Gordon Korman. I got the chance to be in lighted on the experience of having to loss your memory from falling off your roof. The character Chase Ambrose undergoes amnesia and forgets everything that happened before his accident. I learned how to be grateful for everyone and everything in your life. Also, how to pick and choose your friends wisely because it can broadly affect your everyday life and future.
Sincere Williams
06/21/2019 I loved the books that you gave us for the reading log and I like yoga art and fine arts. I am in the enrichment program
Ayaan Latham
CMB student
06/21/2019 I loved the comic book with the two robot bros.The way it was a comic was awesome
Tristan Harris
CMB Student
06/21/2019 Good Morning Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Zaria Mosley from Diekman School. I am a 1st grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I like writing, drawing and doing math. I learned how to add and subtract. My favorite thing so far is learning math.
Zaria Mosely
Summer School Tutorial Program
06/21/2019 Dear Dr. Shelly Davis-Jones my name Is Tyvon carter. I am an 8th grade student in the mandatory summer school program.I would like to thank you for the selection of books you gave me.i would like to thank you for picking me for sofa so i can get a education and a well mannered life.I love sofa and their activities. Mrs.Stone is my teacher for this summer, and we are reading the classic novel the scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne together in class. i look forward to seeing how it goes.
Tyvon carter
S.O.F.A Student
06/21/2019 Dear Dr. Shelly Davis- Jones: Hi my name is Walter Mason I'am a 8th grade student in the summer school program, first i would like to thank you for providing me and the other students with the great books to read. And for this summer school program me and my other classmates have a great teacher Ms.Stone she has us reading this very interesting novel called the scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, I'am really loving it right now. sincerely, Walter,mason
Walter Mason
s.o.f.a 8th grade student
06/21/2019 Dear, Dr. Shelly Davis-Jones My name is Aaron Freeman.I am an 8th grade Student in the Mandatory Summer School Program. I would like to thank you for the selection of books you gave me so far the books are really interesting Mrs.Stone is my teacher for the summer, and we are reading the classic novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne to read the rest of the books you gave us. Sincerely (Aaron,Freeman)
Aaron Freeman
Stem,8th grade Student
06/21/2019 Dear Dr. Shelly Davis-Jones, My name is Tyvon Carter. I am an 8th grade student in the mandatory summer school program. I would like to thank you for that selection of books you gave me.I would like to thank you for giving me a opportunity to come to sofa and learn new subjects.I also want to thank you for bringing me in your school to give me a education and well mannered life.Mrs.Stone is my teacher for this summer, and we are reading the classic novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne together in class. Tyvon carter CarterTyvon@Email.com S.O.F.A Student
06/21/2019 Dear: Supt. My name is Latoya McCoy i am in the 8th grade summer school program.I would like to than you for the selection of books you gave me.My teacher for the summer is Mrs.Stone and we are reading the scarlet letter by the Nathaniel Hawthorne it's a great novel to read together as a class. I'm really looking forward to reading the end sincerely,Latoya McCoy
Latoya mccoy
Sofa student
06/21/2019 Dear, Supt. Davis-Jones, My name is Jeremiah Parham. I am an 8th Grade student in the mandatory Summer school program. First, I would like to thank you for giving me the nice books to read. My teacher Mrs.Stone, has the class reading the classic novel the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn, so far, the book is really interesting. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Jeremiah Parham
Jeremiah Parham
STEM academy Student
06/21/2019 I would like t say that you've done a awesome job but next year at scool i would like to have some cariculare activies.
jada
cmb student
06/21/2019 hi, i would like to ask how long have u been a supt. Davis jones???
jasmine gibbs
cmb student
06/21/2019 I love this program to make bracelets and be in a small company i enjoy art and glad to be here
JaMarie Amos
cmb student
06/21/2019 i like the enrichment program and I wanted to know if theres gonna be more classes next year and i love the books you gave me
Chayla Bryant
cmb student
06/23/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones. I'm loving the books that were given to me. I am currently reading Restart by Gordon Korman. So far this book is very interesting. The main character, Chase Ambrose, had falling off his roof and lost his memory. He doesn't remember anything from before the fall. Before the fall he was a bully and he's changing his ways by hanging around the people he used to bully instead of his old friends.
Chidiogo Odeluga
Summer Enrichment Program 7th grade student
06/23/2019 Dear District 149 Summer Reading Bloggers, I am amazed at how many of you are reading, enjoying math and the summer enrichment portion of summer school. I am amazed at your blogs and how everyone is articulating about the summer program. I have enjoyed everyone's story rather you told me about what you are learning, books you are reading and the extra curricular activities that you are enjoying. READ, READ, READ! Reading is the key to achieve your dreams in life. Next school year I hope to have schools start book clubs across the district.
Dr. Davis Jones
District Superintendent
06/24/2019 Good Morning Supt.Davis Jones.I am a 5th grader in the summer school tutorial program.I really enjoy the teachers here at the program.The teachers here are very nice. They are great at teaching and helping me learning great stuff.I am reading the book,"Henry and the Missing Frog" in Mrs.Brown's class .It is a good book.Once we read a chapter from the book,we must write a summary and place it in our red boxes,Finally, in Mrs.Lewis class we learned how to multiply, add and divide with fractions as well as the input and output of numbers. I am really enjoying the summer school tutorial program. Tristan Armstrong armstrongtristan736@gmail.com Summer School Caroline Sibley
06/24/2019 Good morning Supt.Davis-Jones, My name is Devaughn Graham. I am a 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy the teachers in the program. I've learned many things including learning about instruments. One of my favorite things so far has been the snacks.
Devaughn Graham
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Jeremiah Stallworth. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed dance class because it was fun. I liked to play Freeze Dance. I've learned many things including problem solving and subtraction. One of my favorite things so far has been playing the reading games in Reading class.
Jeremiah Stallworth
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones. My name is Symaria Byers . I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy the Praise Production classes because we get to dance and exercise. I've learned many things this summer in reading class like rhyming words. Also, one of my favorite things have been reading the book "Home Run", it is a story about baseball.
Symaria Byers
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis - Jones, My name is Zion Dent. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy dance class in this program. We get to dance to the music and we get to sing to the music. You get to freeze dance. I've learned many things including writing in journals and playing war games. One of my favorite things so far has been dancing because it teaches us to dance.
Zion Dent
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Charles Evans. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed Dance class because I got to move around. I've learned many things including adding 3 digit numbers in Math class. One of my favorite things to do playing the Guess the Word game in my Reading class.
Charles Evans
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Aidan Haywood. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed addition and multiplication during the program. I"ve learned many things including working on making my handwriting better to understand. Also, how to blend words together. One of my favorite things about the program was the charades game in Reading class.
Aidan Haywood
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones. My name is Nadia Love. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy the math program. I've learned how to measure my body parts in math. We measured our feet and other objects using a ruler. The ruler had two types of measurements such as inches and centimeters. I like math because I learned new things.
Nadia Love
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is CIncere Saunders. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed learning how to do multiplication in Math class. I"ve learned many things including blending words with the same sounds in Reading and how to measure in Math class. One of my favorite things so far has been playing the word charades game in Reading.
Cincere Saunders
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Theresa Scott. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed learning about equations. I've learned many things including 3 digit addition and 2 digit subtraction. One of my favorite things is the charades game we played in my Reading class.
Theresa Scott
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/24/2019 Good afternoon Dr. Davis-Jones. I,m here to tell you about the book I read this summer. It's called "Drawing From Memory". It's about a young Asian boy who after World War II was top of his class. He had a passion for drawing, but his father died allow it. So when he went to college he snuck out to find a legendary drawer and after he became one of the best drawers in Japan. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Buka
Chukwuebuka Odeluga
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones. My name Nevaeh Bell. I am a 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy math because it helps me to learn numbers. I've learned many things here including music. One of my favorite things so far is music class with Praise Production.
Nevaeh Bell
summer school tutorial student
06/24/2019 Good morning Superintend Davis-Jones. My name is Caron Holt Im in the 5th grade in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy my teachers they're nice .Coach Paul is my favorite teacher because teaches us about music! And other teachers teach us how to print things. And I like to do math and more at this Summer School. This school is special to me, one of my favorite things so far has been 1st period/ music class. I've been here twice so have a good rest of your summer!
Caron Holt
Summer School Tutorial Stundent
06/24/2019 Good morning Supt Davis Jones,I am a fifth grader in the summer school tutorial program.Hi, my name is Corey Brown Jr.I really enjoy Praise Production because I like playing music in his class and he teaches us how to play music. I learned many things like how to play the drums. One of my favorite things so far is math because it is my favorite subject and our teacher shows us different ways to do some things.
Corey Brown
Summer School Tutorial program student
06/24/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis -Jones. My name is Deshawn Clarke I am a 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoy Coach Paul's Music class in Praise Production.There are different types of music that he plays. He also let us play the drums. I've learned many things including Math and Reading . In Math we learned how to multiply faster and how to do fractions . I know how to simplify fractions and how to do input and output with numbers.One of my favorite things so far has been the teachers because they are very nice. Mrs. Brown and Ms.Lewis are two teachers I like the best. I like them because in the morning Ms. Lewis lets us do math and with Mrs.Brown, we do reading. My favorite things are the snacks and the music class.
Deshawn Clarke
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/24/2019 Good morning supt Davis Jones. Hi my name is Terrell Edwards.I am a 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy math program i'm not very good at math but the math here help help me to better understand the concepts because they are slowly explained. One of my favorite things so far was understanding division in math.We did simple division long division I feel better about my self. I learned many things including prais prudution pragzm' I like playing musical intruments from there I was never excepting to play the drums I
Terrell Edwards
summer school student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Samari Clarke. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed playing the word charades game in my Reading class. I've learned many things including how to use flash cards for Math and journal writing for Reading. One of my favorite things so far has been learning more multiplication facts.
Samari Clarke
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/24/2019 Dear, Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Victor Pratt. I am in the Summer School Tutorial program. I've learned how to do Math that is really hard. I learned how to divide and sometimes we multiply in math class. If you test yourself your're helping to challenge your brain. I learned how music is produce in the studio. My favorite activity is the math because i get to Test My Brain in harder ways.
Victor Pratt
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Amir Head. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed multiplication in my Math class because it was fun. I've learned many things including different dance moves and 3 digit addition problems. One of my favorite things so far has been the word charades game in my Reading class.
Amir Head
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/24/2019 my name is Qualon Whitney. I am a 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program, I like reading, math, and music class.I've learned many things like how to multiply. In reading with Mrs. Brown we are reading a book called "Here's Hank." She is teaching us how to write. One of my favorite things so far is adding and subtracting of numbers.
qualonwhitney
summer school Tutornial sutdent
06/24/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Takell Williams. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed playing the word game in my Reading class. I've learned many things including how to color the matching objects and addition in my Math class. One of my favorite things so far has been going to Praise Production for dance.
Takell Williams
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/26/2019 Good Morning Dr. Davis-Jones my name is Derrick Santiago. I am a 7th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program .I really enjoy reading about Jamal from the book titled, ''Scorpions''. I enjoyed reading this book because it's interesting.
Derrick Santiago
Summer School Tutorial Program
06/26/2019 Good Morning, Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Isaiah Wofford. I am a 7th in the Summer School Tutorial program.I really enjoy reading my book called Scorpions,because it is a interesting novel. I've learned many things from this book,like the stuff that happens in this book happens to black people. Last,one of my favorite things of the book is that Jamal isn't afraid of a fight,and isn't afraid of people.
Isaiah Wofford
06/26/2019 Good morning Supt.Davis Jones. My name is Jaylen Patterson. I am a 4th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoyed time about the program because when I go back to school I will be smarter. I've learned many things including math because I need to learn more. My favorite things so far has been Ms. Benford let us work on real clocks for time
Jaylen Patterson
Summer School Tutorial Program
06/26/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis- Jones. I am a 4th grader. My name is Tylan Potter in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoy snack about the program. I like it because it is healthy and good. I've learned many things including time. My favorite things so far has been Mrs. Benford when she gives us candy if we get all are answers right, I like time it is so easy since she taught us.
Tylan Potter
Summer School Tutorial Student
06/26/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Gabrielle Jones. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed dance class because we get to perform our routine on the last day. I've learned many things including 3 digit addition in Math class and making compound words in Reading class. One of my favorite things so far has been practicing for the Grand FInale dance routine.
Gabrielle Jones
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/26/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, My name is Johnathan Ross. I am a 2nd grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoyed the learning multiplication in my Math class. It is almost like addition. I've learned many things including how to sound words out (phonics) in my Reading class. One of my favorite things so far has been playing the word charades game in Reading and practicing for the performance on the last day of school.
Johnathan Ross
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/26/2019 Dear Supt. Davis-Jones My name is Latoya McCoy. I'm in the summer school program. We finished The Scarlet Letter. my favorite part is when Hester, Pearl and Dimmesdale got on the scaffold together as a family, and Dimmesdale confessed about what he did and how he was just as guilty as Hester, before he died. I like how he finally realized that he did wrong and how he took part in the sin but he was afraid it would take away his reputation. The worst part that really hit me is when Dimmesdale had to die he was really young to die, but he was really sick. His final word was "farewell" and his daughter Pearl held him for the last time and kissed him for the first time. Overall it was a good book. I really enjoyed it. Sincerely, Latoya McCoy
LaToya McCoy
SOFA Student
06/26/2019 Good afternoon Dr. Davis-Jones, I just finished the book The Scarlet Letter. It was the most interesting book I have read in months. I like the drama and the anxiety you get when you're reading. At the start of the book I had sympathy for the people that had to get publicly shamed or worse, death. I also had sympathy for Hester when her daughter asked "what does the A stand for?" and she had to change the subject. I wasn't really shocked at the end when Dimmesdale confessed. I expected it because he was already sick and dying. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. Sincerely, Tyvon Carter
Tyvon Carter
S.O.F.A Student
06/26/2019 Good Morning Dr. Davis-Jones My name is Jeremiah Parham. The class just finished reading the classic novel the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn. It was a very good book that I enjoyed. My favorite part in the book is at the end when Dimmsdale confessed his guilt with Hester and then Dimmsdale fell to the ground and said his last word and dies. Overall I really liked the novel. Sincerely, Jeremiah Parham
Jeremiah Parham
STEM academy Student
06/26/2019 Good afternoon Dr. Shelly Davis Jones, My name is Walter Mason. I would like to inform you that we have finish the book called The Scarlet Letter, and it was very interesting. I love the whole book, but the end was my favorite part of the book. My favorite character in the story is Pearl. The reason is that she was very smart, but she was bad. I recommend you read the book one day, if you haven't already. It's very good. Sincerely, Walter Mason
Walter Mason
s.o.f.a 8th grade summer school program
06/26/2019 Dear, Dr. Shelly Davis-Jones Good morning, my name is Aaron Freeman. We are done reading the book, The Scarlet Letter. It was a very good book. I like how it ended and how they all confessed at the end. The man that was keeping the secret for seven years, he wanted to confessed, but he thought it was too early. He punished himself by not sleeping and not eating. At the end he confessed that he was the father of Pearl then he died. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book. Sincerely, Aaron Freeman
Aaron Freeman
S.T.E.M Student
06/26/2019 Good morning Dr. Davis-Jones, ,HI, my name is KYEMIRA BARFIELD. I AM A 4TH grader in the summer school tutuorial program, I really enjoy my music teacher because we learned a lot about instruments and records. We also do activities and we play drums. My favorite thing about Ms. Lewis is that she does activities and she never plays favoirites. My favorite thing about Ms. Broniarczyk is that she makes learning fun. Sincerely, Kyemira
Kyemira Barfield
middle school student
06/26/2019 Good Morning Dr.Davis-Jones,Hey! My name is Kamayah D. I am a 4 grader in the summer school tutorial program.I really enjoy my teachers because my math teacher is fun many ways , my music teacher is funny, and nice. I leaned many thing including , main idea , music like genres and multiplication .One of my favorite thing so far has been snack and the teachers are nice. Love, Kamayah
Kamayah Daily
middle school student
06/26/2019 Good morning Dr.Davis-Jones. Hi my name is Ashley Sunido. I am a 4th grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy Reading because Reading is fun. I've learned many things including Math because math is really hard, but I'm going to learn more about. One of my favorite thing so far has been reading because if you don't know how to read , you can't do anything.Thank you for giving me books to read and letting me do new things in the Summer School Tutorial program. Sincerely, Ashley.
Ashley Sunido
Summer School Tutorial program Student
06/27/2019 Good Morning Dr.Davis - Jones. My name is Briya Orr . I am a 5TH Grader in the Summer School Program. I really enjoy Praize Productions the most because I can learn how to play instruments and learn about different types of music. I've learned many things including how to type well on a computer. My favorite thing is math because I was bad at math but every time I go to math class I learn more!
Briya Orr
Summer School Program student
06/27/2019 Good morning Supt. Davis- Jones. Hi my name is Kaylie Williams. i am a 5th grader in the Summer school Tutorial program. I really enjoy music class because and play music we explain about it and what music really means. I've learned many things including math because everyday we learn new math themes and we explain and go over answers and Ms.Lewis makes it really fun for us. One of my favorite things so far is has been music class because we play different types of music and we discuss different singers and the history of them.
Kaylie Williams
Summer school Tutorail Student
06/27/2019 Good afternoon Dr. Davis Jones, my name is KImyah Stalling and I have read a lot of books this summer . My favorite book was The Hula Hoop Queen. It was about her and a girl and her hula hooping grandmother. I am interested in books about doing hair. Please write me back! Sincerely, Kimyah Stalling
Kimyah Stalling
CS student
06/27/2019 Hi my name is RahL Felder I really like to read a lot of books.The books I read this summer were interesting. at Praise Productions we played the drums. For my math class I practice double digit multiplication. But the fourth grade math was hard.Have a great summer RahL Felder.
RahL Felder
bv student
06/27/2019 Hi my name is Joshua Balfour and I have read a lot of books this summer. My favorite book was Hula Hoop Queen.it was about her and a girl then grandmother. I am interested in books about go carts. talk to you soon.Joshua Balfour
Joshua Balfour
cs student
06/27/2019 Good morning Dr.Davis-Jones, Hi my name is Joshua Phillips. I am a 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoy the music program. I've learned many things including, learning about different instruments. One of my favorite things so far, has been Coach Paul's class because it is fun.
Joshua Phillips
Summer School Tutorial Program student
06/27/2019 Good morning supt.Davis- Jones.Hi my name is Chaselyn Noble I am 5th grader in the Summer School Tutorial program. I really enjoy this summer school program because they have good snacks and we get out at 12:30. The teachers here want the best for us. I learned many things including math, music, and how too play musical instruments. I learned to played the drums and how to shake the shaker the right way. Coach Paul teaches us about different artists.
Chaselyn Noble
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/28/2019 My name is Ke'juan Riley.I am a 4 grader in the Summer School Tutorial Program. I really enjoy reading about the program because I can get better at reading. My favorite thing so far is music because i love to hit the drums.
Kejuan Riley
Summer School Tutorial Program Student
06/28/2019 Good Morning Dr. Davis Jones, My name is Daniyla and I am a student in the tutorial program. I really enjoyed reading and math because it helps me a lot. And I like math because I was struggling and now I am not. i also enjoy music because I learned about a lot of instruments and got to play the drums. The reason why i enjoy reading is because Ms. Broniarczyk makes it fun and we play games to practice reading. I like going to the computer lab too because we got to get on ABCYA. I like storytime online because we saw famous people read to us like Sister/Sisters. I REALLY enjoyed the snacks especially the cheezits. When I first came to summer school I was nervous but then when I met my teachers and friends I wasn't scared anymore. I want you to write me back. Love, Daniyla
Daniyla Tayborn
cmb student
06/28/2019 Dear Dr. Davis-Jones, I'm in summer school because I wanted to come to summer school. I just read an entire chapter book for the first time. The book is called Sparks! It was in my book pack. It was funny and amazing! When I came into computer class I had to write. In math I learned how to tell time and now were doing geometry. I am learning how to tell time to the minute. I am trying. In music, we did a performance and I liked doing it. My parents liked my speech. Have a good day. Lillie
Lillie Byers
cs student
06/28/2019 Dear Dr. Davis-Jones, Hi I am Quamaya and I am a third grader in the tutorial program. In summer I really learned about breaking numbers down when working with math. In reading we read a lot of stories and I learned many new vocabulary words. In music, I learned about many different instruments. There are a million different types of instruments. We watched videos of musicians playing instruments at a concert. They didn't stop playing until the concert was over! My second favorite thing about summer school was reading because we watched storyline online. We read Thank you, Mr. Falker and I really liked it. It was sad because other kids were teasing the little girl, but then at the end she became smart because her teacher helped her read. And the teacher told her to stay after school so she had more time to learn. I hope you write me back. Quamaya
Quamaya Wade
cs student
06/28/2019 Good morning, My name is Isaiah. I am in the summer school tutorial program. I really enjoy snack time in the program. I've learned so many thing including reading and telling time. My favorite thing so far was when Ms. Benford let me write on the chalkboard. And I like to play drums in the program too. I think we did really good at the program. I felt proud of myself when people clapped for me. Thank you, Isaiah
Isaiah Wade
NBLA student
06/28/2019 Dear Dr. Davis-Jones, Good morning, i am Kaysohn. I am a fourth grader in the tutorial program. My favorite part about summer school is reading. I really like the book packs that I received. I also liked learning about time and using the clocks. I just really like being here so I can stay on track for next year. I also made some friends. Have a great summer! Kaysohn
Kaysohn Finch
NBLA student

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