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Summer reading tips from library media specialist

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Summer break is almost here, and with it comes the joy of warm, sunny days spent at the pool. I hope you’ve planned some family adventures and set aside time to REST, RELAX, and READ!
Reading is a beautiful way to spend the summer, and I encourage you to make it a part of your family’s routine.

For many children, learning slows down—or even stops—during the summer months. Enrichment camps, lots of books at home, regular visits to the library and museums, and family road trips that immerse young minds in new experiences are all great ways to prevent summer learning loss. Click HERE to read more about the “summer slide” and the importance of summer learning.

Summer Reading Challenge:
— Here is a Genre Challenge (hard copies will be sent home)
— Complete all nine boxes over the summer. When you finish an activity, just color it in. Have a parent or adult sign the paper. Return it to Mrs. Moebius in August to collect your prize!

Here are some other printables you can also utilize this summer:
Stem+Summer Choice Board
June, July & August Choice Board

Below are some online resources that will not only make reading fun but also enhance learning:
Home Base by Scholastic: A safe, free, and moderated digital world that celebrates your favorite stories through book-based games, live author events, and creativity. Home Base is free to use with no download fee, subscription, or in-app purchases.
Start With a Book: Start with a Book offers lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long and beyond.
Wondoropolis: A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery for learners of all ages. Each day, they pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in various ways.

Happy Reading!
Renee Moebius, library media specialist