The students in grades Pre-kindergarten through grade six have a scheduled library period once a week where the students learn library skills, enjoy a good book and sign out books to read.
The Saint Francis School library has a wonderful assortment of books available for the students to read due to the kindness and generosity of peope all over the United States. Schools, library associations, and individuals have contributed books to the school for years, helping us to build up a great assortment of reading material.
The school librarian hosts a Book Fair each year giving the students and families the opportunity to purchase books for their homes. The profit frome these sales helps the library to purchase new books.
Parents, please encourage your children to read.
According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice.
The Educational Testing Services reported that students who do more reading at home are better readers and have higher math scores; however, students read less for fun as they get older.
The U.S. Department of Education found that, generally, the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores. Between 1984 and 1996, however, the percentage of 12th grade students reporting that they "never" or "hardly ever" read for fun increased from 9 percent to 16 percent.