An occasional newsletter from fourth grade.
Each child should bring an addressed, envelope home today. If your child has the chance (or is "bored"), I would love to receive a letter.
Thanks to everyone whose children made me sweet cards, gave me hugs, and gifted me with other things today. I did not have a chance to get thank you notes written, but appreciated everything I received today (and all year). This has been a wonderful class of students and parents.
Have a great summer! I hope your child will stop in and say hello next year when they are big fifth graders.
Summer Things to Do!
Texas Nature Challenge
Summer Reading Clubs
Barnes and Noble: Summer Reading Triatholon. Kick off event June 4 at Barnes and Noble. Read three books, get a free book.
The Austin Public Library has ongoing events at libraries around town. Our closest branch, Milwood Branch on Adelphi and Amherst reopens June 4. Other favorite branches of mine (which are very kid friendly) are the Spicewood Branch and the Yarborough Branch. In addition to a summer reading program when kids can get two free books, they also have performances and STEAM Lab activities free for City of Austin residents. The library also has recommended reading lists on their website as well.
Half Price Books is doing a summer reading program called Feed Your Brain. Kids can read to earn $5 at the bookstore. Their kick off event is June 4 at 2 pm.
Finally, HEB is also doing a summer reading club. Kids read 10 books and get a free HEB t-shirt.
Keep your child reading this summer!
Free Family Events at Museums
Nature Nights at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Free admission. Activities and programs for the family on Thursday evenings.
The Blanton Museum on the University of Texas Campus has a variety of summer programs. Most programs are free with museum admission. Students always get in free to the museum. The only admission is for adults.