If you ask anyone in Intermediate School, they will tell you that it is the Sweetberries program. However, let’s not lose sight of our goal my friends.
- We are reading to improve our literacy skills.
- We are reading to cultivate a better understanding of different literature.
- We are reading because it is a fun thing to do…
The Sunshine State Reading program is a statewide program, offered each school year through the Florida Department of Education.
And, yes, recently, we , a group of 38 grade 4 , 5, and 6 students took an afternoon off from our regular lessons to walk over to nearby Sweetberries Ice Cream parlor to vote on and discuss what we liked and what we did not like on this year’s Sunshine State Young Reader’s list. There might have even been some ice cream enjoyed, though I cannot confirm, nor deny.
This year, children from all over the state of Florida voted. The 2009-2010 Sunshine State Young Reader’s Awards go to ….
Found By Margaret Peterson
Runaway by Wendlin Van Draaen
Thus I would encourage our young Saint Stephen’s friends in Intermediate School, or those going into Intermediate School, to browse the www.myssyra.org website in mid May 2010 to begin reading over the summer. Make notes on the2010-2011 school year’s list of books you enjoyed the most, then take the AR test on at least 5 of those books. Why not get a head start on the school year? You too , will be invited to our April 2011 voting party…er…Sweetberries party.