As I’m sure we all can relate, summer (reading) assignments can sometimes be a struggle even for our avid readers and learners. Once the last day of school hits, children often want to be playing, swimming, playing sports, going to recreational camps, spending time with family and friends and vacationing! I mean – who doesn’t right? And you know what, this is what children should be doing! There are only 18 summers to create those memories before they head off to college (can you believe that?). But finding a few minutes each day can have a significant impact on their preparedness to return to school in the Fall. Maybe it’s when they first wake up in the morning or just before bed at night or maybe its a good mid-day break. Creating a REGULAR routine is important and will help with its success!
Regardless of the time of day, there are lots of ways to make reading and learning fun throughout the summer.
Barnes and Noble offers a free book to students in grades 1-6. Click here to learn more: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/summer-reading-lists?list=kidsbrages-8-12
North Greenbush Public Library has reading programs with prizes or raffles for three different age levels (Early Readers, Tweens and Teens.) Click here to learn more: https://www.northgreenbushlibrary.org/
Troy Public Library has a program for kids, teens and adults. Click here to learn more: https://troypl.org/services/summer_library_program.php
New York State Senate offers a Summer Reading Program for students. Click here to learn more: https://www.nysenate.gov/nyread
East Greenbush Community Library is offering a 10,000 book challenge for kids, teens and adults. Click here to learn more: https://eastgreenbushlibrary.org/summer-reading/
Research shows that children who do not read in the summer can lose 2 -3 months of reading skills and children who do read often gain a month of reading proficiency.
It’s not too late to start the summer reading and math assignments that were assigned at the end of the year. If you misplaced them, please contact the main office for another copy or click here for grades 4-6.
4th grade Summer Assignment – https://www.stjudetheapostleschool.org/4th-grade/
5th grade Summer Assignment – https://www.stjudetheapostleschool.org/5th-grade/
6th grade Summer Assignment – https://www.stjudetheapostleschool.org/6th-grade/6th-grade-weekly-reading/
If you are looking for some new titles for your children to read check out this (printable) recommended reading list for kids – https://www.learningliftoff.com/k12-experts-recommended-reading-list/
Happy summer and Happy Reading and Learning!