Did you know that when kids don’t read over the summer they are likely to fall behind in school? This is called the “Summer Slide,” and our school is making it a priority to keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long.
Our school has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online program that invites children to log their reading minutes. The theme of this summer’s reading program is Power Up & Read; as kids log their reading minutes, they will unlock stories written by bestselling authors. Plus, throughout the summer, they will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You can find free articles, activity sheets, and book lists on the Scholastic Summer Reading website: www.scholastic.com/summer. Students can read any book they choose and also log minutes that someone has read to them.
Get started today! A bookmark with your child’s username and password was sent home today. All students who log on by Friday, May 8 will receive a reward at school next week. We will be advertising on-going reading incentives based on minutes read as we get closer to summer! One of the mid-summer incentives is an invitation to a water party with the principals! We would love to have 100% student participation.