Welcome postcards have just been mailed to all incoming Wapahani High School freshmen. You should get yours in the next two or three days. The postcard tells you about the extra credit that you can earn for any books you read this summer. You do not have any summer reading assignment, but that shouldn’t stop you from reading just for the fun of reading. To encourage just that, reading just for the fun of reading, I will give each student who can discuss any book or books they have read over the summer, extra credit points during the first full week of school. What a fantastic way to get started off with a good English grade in August.
There is also a word written near the return address area on the back of each postcard. Your word is individual and no one else will have the same word. This is a word that you should own and use in your vocabulary. There will also be extra credit given to each student who can properly work their word into the class discussion on the first day of school. I will only post this information about the words here on the blog and I will Tweet it out closer to time for school to begin. Only those students who read the blog or follow me on Twitter (@mrsscales207) will have any idea what to do with the word on their postcards. You can tell a friend if you want to be nice, so they can be ready and get the extra credit too. Often I will post something on the blog or Twitter that may benefit you if you are reading them carefully. I’ll know on the first day of school who has read the blog or followed me on twitter and care enough to be prepared to start their freshman year out right.