• On this page, there are just a few things I wanted to share with you about summer reading.....  
    In the meantime, if you (kids and parents) have any questions for me, or you'd just like to say hi, feel free to email me: lynsie.fitzgerald@norwellschools.org ........
    Don't forget about our new summer reading-- your fourth grade teacher helped you make a summer reading plan. The plan included titles of books and/or topics you indicated you would like to read along with goals.  When we return to school you will share the books you read through book talks, “book tasting”, book reviews, and recommendations with your new classmates and teacher. This will be the perfect way to kick off the new school year - celebrating our community of readers.                                                                                                                
    Speaking of reading......  In the first few weeks of school, fifth graders present a Character Sketch.  A Character Sketch is a short, creative  piece where students "become" a character from a book they have recently read.  
    The character can be anyone you choose-- (You will get all the information you need about this assignment in September-- it is designed to be another fun way to share the reading you've done; nothing to worry about.  You do NOT need to start this assignment over the summer!)  I just wanted to give you the information so you would be sure Your Character Sketch book could also be a book you read before the summer started.
    If you are "stuck" trying to find a good book to read this summer, people at the library and local bookstores are often great resources.  There are also websites with lots of great ideas.  Try this one-- it has links to many books, spanning across many different interests and levels.  http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2015/04/5th-grade-summer-reading-list.html
     Happy Reading!