Summer is a great time for your child to practice what he/she has learned throughout the school year. There is no better activity for your child than to engage in reading for enjoyment. Not only will your child discover the joy of being lost in a book, he/she will practice the many skills and strategies he/she has learned all year.
Teachers and other educators identify summer learning loss as a major challenge when starting off the new school year. However, students who read over the summer return to school ready to continue their learning with little or no learning loss.
To encourage students to read, Ellicott Elementary is participating in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program. The program is designed to reinforce learning and motivate students to continue reading throughout the summer. To participate students need to follow these four easy steps:
1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in Summer Reading Journal - click here to download the journal sheet.
2. Bring your completed journal to Barnes & Noble by September 3, 2018.
3. Choose a free book from the attached book list.
4. Take a picture of you receiving or reading your new free book. Bring your picture to school in September, so we can make a great back to school display. (Put your name/grade/teacher on the back of your photo.)
Summer reading is meant to be enjoyable and we do not want students to have to struggle; we want reading to be fun and relaxing. The important thing is that students read, read, read!
Ellicott Elementary Reading Committee
Suggested Summer Reading 2018
For students entering 1st grade
For students entering 2nd grade
For students entering 3rd grade
For students entering 4th grade
For students entering 5th grade
For students entering 6th grade