Second graders were treated to a guest speaker, Lisa the Librarian, from the Montclair Public Library on Monday. Ms. Lisa read students a story to help kick off the Montclair Public Library's Ready, Set, Read! summer reading program. She encouraged students to visit the library this summer as their would be lots of activities and prizes for readers of all ages who can set and meet reading goals during the summer months. In class students were introduced to the 2nd grade Summer Reading assignment to help build excitement for for the reading they will do over the summer months. In class students are spending time read independently, with partners, or in small groups and continue to work to provide reading responses for the reading they do during reading workshop times. They have been working to provide responses to reading prompts sharing evidence from their books and build their overall comprehension skills. Read Aloud times also provide a time for students to apply reading skills such as predicting, inferring and noting patterns authors sometimes embed in stories. Second grade Summer Reading assignments were backpacked home on Thursday so students will have it handy when they are ready to jump into summer reading. Mrs. D'Urso put together a wonderful list of book recommendations to help second graders who might need suggestions for books to read over the summer months. Click on the Resources for Students and Parents tab above to access Mrs. D'Urso book recommendation list and more summer resources for your soon to be third grader!