I love to read, and if you are not sure about reading yet, I hope I can convince you that it is a very enjoyable hobby!
You will have the opportunity to read chapter books of your choice (independently) every day at school, and will need to share with me about at least four of the books you read each quarter, via a short book review. This gives us the opportunity to talk about the stories, what you liked, what you didn't like, what you think you would like to read next. It is all fun!
I also am going to encourage you to have at least one book at home that you can enjoy reading on evenings and weekends. This will add to your growing list of accomplishments as a reader in 5th grade, and by the end of the year, you won't believe how many different and wonderful books that you have read this year.
I also like to give cool bookmarks to 5th grade readers, so get ready to join me in some good books this year!