My students need books they can take home for summer reading not only to prevent the "summer slide", but to keep their imaginations and insights going strong.
This project expired on November 29, 2018.
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Our school is part of a small, family-like community. Our students are amazing kids. They are creative, curious, and compassionate. They work hard and they take care of each other. They have a wide variety of strengths and talents, and all together they make our school a beautiful place.
Our kids love reading!
Books are a part of almost everything we do, and it's amazing to see the discovery, wonder, or laughter play across the students' faces as we explore different texts, or to see them get lost in a favorite book.
Reading is an integral part not only of every school subject but in so many areas of life. Reading opens doors to new worlds and sheds light on the ones we already live in. Reading gives kids an opportunity to step into someone else's shoes, or to feel like someone else knows what they are going through.
Research has shown that reading just 10-12 picture books over the summer (grades PreK-2) or five chapter books (grades 3-5) is enough to prevent the summer slide.
What's more, access to and ownership of books help instill a love of reading in children. We have begun hosting a free book fair at the end of each school year that provides every child in our school with several books that they can self-select at the end of the year to read over the summer, keeping their minds and imaginations going strong. We are seeking current, popular titles to help stock our book shelves.
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