All it takes is a stack of great books and a commitment to read every day!
To support our students with their summer reading goals, the ASIJ Elementary Library allows returning students to check out books during summer vacation. If your child is interested in participating in summer check out, please complete the summer checkout parent permission form below.
Click on link: Summer Checkout Parent Permission Form
- This form is required for returning students to check out books.
- This year, homerooms will have a specified time for students to check out their summer reading books.
- Students will be limited to 10 print books.
- All books are due on student orientation day in August.
Ms. Pretz’ Recommended Reading Lists
(Click on the hyperlinks below to access lists on the ASIJ ES Library Catalog.)
SAKURA MEDAL 2021
RECOMMENDED READ ALOUDS
NEW PICTURE BOOKS
Picture Books (family, friendship & feelings)
Picture Books (just for fun)
Picture Books (laugh-out-loud)
NEW CHAPTER BOOK SERIES
F Easy (emerging readers – 49 pgs.)
F Series (beginning chapter books 150 pgs. or less)
NEW Fiction (longer chapter books 150pgs. +)
JUST FOR FUN
IF YOU LIKE…
(collated by Ms. Pretz – ASIJ ES Teacher-Librarian)
Step 1: On your iPad install the SORA app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. On your laptop point your browser to soraapp.com.
Step 2: On SORA find The American School in Japan (tap).
Step 3: Then sign-in using your ASIJ Student Gmail login.
All ASIJ Student Gmail logins start with the students’ graduation year followed by last name and first initial.
Step 3: Tap the Explore tab (binoculars icon).
Step 4: Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book. Tap Options to renew or return the book.
Step 5: Go to the SORA bookshelf icon and click on OPTIONS to return a book early or to renew a book.