I used this note to send home to parents for the end-of-the-year reading time in my classroom. Students brought their beach towels and favorite books to school, and we read on our beach towels for about an hour each day - including myself. The students really enjoyed it and would ask when we were going to "beach towels and books" almost every morning!
I thought it was a great way to get students to enjoy independent reading at the end of the year, and it is a great way to prepare them for their summer reading. I was also able to share books that I was reading with them, and they were also able to share with me and their peers. It worked out VERY well.
I hope that if you are purchasing this note, that you enjoy this fun time with your classroom. I know the end of the year can be stressful, so hopefully this will calm the waters!
This follows the TEKS as each grade level has a standard with which students are to read independently for a sustained amount of time.