Mrs. Van Dam

Summer Reading:

Hello students! Some of you have asked to work towards your 40 book challenge already this summer. There are 2 ways that you can accomplish this. 

1. There is a summer reading form that is found on this webpage as well. Fill that form out for each book you read and turn them into me via email throughout the summer or hang onto them until Open House in August. If you would like to turn them into me on a Google Doc, I will place a copy on my Classroom wall as well. Please make sure you make a copy of it into another document . This will be a view only document.

2. The second option is to use a new website I have set up. We tried to do Book Finder before the end of the year, but the website will be closing soon. I have found another website that I will be using throughout the school. I am hoping that this will be a great way for students to share what they are reading and their thoughts about the books they are reading. The website is When you visit the website, you already have username and password that I have created. If you would like to try this website out, please send me an email and I will send you your username and password along with some instructions. 

To give you a little idea of how the website works, when you find the book you have read, you will be asked a couple of questions that you will respond to by typing a few brief sentences to answer. The cool thing about this website, is that you will be able to see what your fellow classmates are reading. Hopefully this will help some of you find a good book. 

I hope you are all enjoying your summer! Happy reading!!