Last year I wrote an article about Summer Reading and how parents can help their students maintain during the summer and not slide backwards. Here is a link to the article if you would like to read it again. I still believe that it is important to promote reading with students, not just during the summer, but all year long.
This summer we will have several opportunities for students to read. The first is the Scholastic Read for the World Record. A letter with their password and login will go home in their report cards. This login will allow them to record how often and how many minutes they read. (It is highly suggested that students read at least 12 books over the summer in order to avoid the “Summer Slide”.)
Read for the World Record
We also suggest that the first time the students login that they reset their password to something easy for them to remember like “read” in order to make logging in easier. The link and more information can be found on the Cobb County Public Library website (this project is in conjunction with CCSD and CCPL).
Summer Genre Vacation
In addition to this, I will be giving away $25 to a student in each grade level who accepts and completes my Summer Reading Challenge… Summer Genre Vacation. All you need to do is read a book from each of our genres and let me know what book you read by filling out the sheet below. Bring it back in time for our Beginning of the Year Book Fair in August, and one lucky winner from each grade level will win $25. In addition to that, this is open to teachers (yes, a staff member can also win $25). And because I want to promote family reading, and feel that parents need to model good reading habits to their children, any parent who participates will also be put in for a drawing of $25 among parents!
Please note at the bottom of this card that we will also be open four Wednesday’s in June! More information is to come!