As the 2015-2016 school year draws to a close, we would like to provide you with our Summer Reading List and Reading Log. Did you know that most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills, spelling and reading skills over the summer months? Summer reading and summer reading programs are a great way to prevent “summer-time brain drain”!
Your child should read for a minimum of 30 minutes each day of the summer break. One way to encourage your child to read is to allow him/her the freedom to read books that spark their interests, curiosity and imagination. We have compiled a list of suggested books that we think your child will enjoy reading over the summer months.
Some ways to encourage your child to read, are to allow her/him the freedom to read books that speak to their individual interests and participate in free summer reading programs. You can visit your local library (www.dclibrary.org/kidsummerreading) or Barnes & Noble’s Imagination’s Destination (www.barnesandnoble.com).
Please find our suggested summer reading lists and reading log HERE. As your child reads, please have her/him record the time, title of the book and how many pages were read. Please bring the attached reading log during the first week of school for a certificate of participation and a special prize.
Thank you for helping us to continue to emphasize that learning is an exciting life long journey!