Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

logo-summer_challenge_2The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read more books this summer. Now in its 7th year, the Summer Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record. This is a fun and easy way to have your child read this summer, earning digital rewards and participating in weekly challenges.
Also available for download are age appropriate booklists and a free Reading Timer mobile app for timing and tracking reading minutes. Parents can register their children at this link: Scholastic Summer Challenge: Parents.

BN Summer Reading Club

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Club is back! Kids in grades 1-6 can receive a free book from Barnes & Noble by reading 8 books over the summer. They will need to fill out a Summer Reading Journal and bring the journal to a B&N location between May 21st and September 3, 2013 to choose a free book.

You can also download a FREE Activity and Teaching Summer Reading kit full of helpful tips and printables.

Summer Reading

Summer reading is not only fun, but essential for learning. Did you know that it can take 4-6 weeks of school time to regain reading skills lost over the summer? A tremendous gift that you can give your child is to commit to a summer of reading. Here are some great ideas posted on the educational blog, No Time for Flash CardsHappy reading!!

Summer Tutoring

I am proud of the great progress that students have made this year. However, that hard work can be forgotten over the summer without frequent practice. I strongly recommend tutoring to maintain the important skills that have been learned this year. Fortunately, there are fabulous teachers at Georgetown that are providing private tutoring. Contact them soon, so that you have this support in place for the summer.

**Our school library will also be open on Tuesdays this summer (10:00-12:00). We will have leveled books available, as well as regular library books. Classroom teachers will be there to help your child find some great just right books!