Hello, Students and families!
I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL summer. I'll say what I've said every Friday before we left for the weekend, "Be safe. Make smart choices!"
I want you to read something, preferable several somethings, this summer. (You can't say you don't have time because many of us are still "staying at home" anyway.) Please consider this resource, www.openlibrary.org. If you've been on my Zoom, you've probably seen this site. It takes about thirty seconds to create a free account, but then it's as if thousands of libraries all over the world have opened their digital catalogs to you, FOR FREE, just waiting to get on your device.
In addition to reading, another mandatory assignment for you is to GO OUTSIDE! Really. Put the controller down, leave the keyboard, and GO OUTSIDE. Incoming Fifth graders, the National Park Foundation is giving FREE ADMISSION for fourth graders to all national parks. There are over 16 national parks in Texas, many of which are open for day use now, with more (hopefully) opening soon. Go see one! It's a lot easier to "social distance" yourself in the Great Outdoors than in a shopping mall. You might even hear about the park you visit in history class next year for United States History.
I've attached a link below to the National Park Foundation "Every Kid in a Park" initiative as well as a link from the Austin-American Statesman's article on the "16 Best National Parks in Texas."
So whether you read and/or (preferably and) go visit a park, Happy Exploring!
--Mrs. Leah Bryars