Many parents have asked for summer book suggestions to keep their children engaged in reading over the summer. Penguin© Young Readers has put together a wonderful list of suggested books at all grade levels for summer reading. Many of these books are my own personal favorites and may be yours too! Their website for young readers is also filled with titles listed by category and reading levels for easy reference. Encourage your child to try new genres and authors, and to recommend the books they love to their siblings and friends.
Don’t forget to have your child log his/her reading minutes at the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge™ site using the screen name and password assigned by their teacher. Together we can help set a Posnack reading record!
Be sure to sign up for summer updates to track Posnack students’ progress towards reading ONE MILLION MINUTES!
Simply send a text to 81010 with the message @3a398
Summer Reading Suggestions
Penguin© Young Reader site
Guided Reading Leveled Books
It’s hard to believe, but the official end to the 2014-2015 school year is just around the corner! Along with plans for summer vacations, sleep away camps, and relaxing at the beach, comes the realization that students still benefit from reading and practicing learned math skills in an effort to reduce what we refer to as the “Summer Brain Drain!”
This year, I am once again promoting the M4thodology Summer Sampler math workbooks which align with what your children learned this year in our Singapore Math curriculum. Links to purchase each workbook directly from Amazon.Com can be found on the righthand side of this blog post. The workbooks are designed to reinforce skills learned for the grade your child has currently completed, and I encourage you to purchase the next grade level as well so that they can begin applying their knowledge to even more challenging assignments.
Our Lower School Summer Reading Program this year promises to be exciting as we team up with Scholastic in our quest to see if Posnack families can break a record by reading a MILLION minutes this summer. More information will be sent home this week with your child’s log-in information and a link to receive reminders and updates all summer long about our progress towards that million mark! Encourage your child to read for pleasure and knowledge. Teachers will be sending home lists of books that are “just right” for your child, and we encourage you to read together as a family to build a love of reading throughout your home,
When we return to school, all students are invited to bring in their own drawing of their favorite book cover. These drawings will proudly decorate the walls of our newly renovated
Lower School Library!
Don’t forget to follow the directions above to receive text messages this summer with updates from our reading contest and suggestions for new books. Take a photo of your child reading while wearing their Posnack gear, and they may be featured in our weekly Ram News under the section,
Posnack Reads Everywhere!
Wishing all our Posnack families a relaxing summer filled with reading memories that will last a lifetime!