As we kick off our first official day of summer break today, don’t forget to start your summer reading too.
My best advice to any student (and parent) is to be aware of the opportunities and programs. Then make a plan that will work with you and your family.
Information on Summer Reading Programs
University Schools REQUIRED summer reading – Our students helped vote on books and create a list of 5 books to read before 5th grade. The librarians have created a flyer that will arrive in the mail with report cards. In the fall all 5th grade students will be responsible for having read at least one of the books on the list. Some students might even read all 5 of the books. Have fun! Check out the list below.
FIFTH GRADE 2014-2015
- Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
- Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
- Smile by Raina Telgemeier
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
High Plains Library Summer Reading – The theme is S.T.E.A.M. as kids focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. You might find a book full of science experiments or learn about architecture around the world. For each category a student reads a book for they will receive an entry ticket into a BIG raffle. The end of the summer raffle includes awesome prizes like an iPod touch.
In the fall University Schools teachers are collecting the High Plains Summer Reading program information form.
Book it! Summer Reading – Spark your Greatness summer reading challenge gives students a chance to win awesome Diary of a Wimpy Kid prizes. As a part of their program they added an Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Participate in these challenges for chances at even more prizes.
Scholastic Summer Reading – Help set a new world record for the summer of 2014. Kids have already been reading and adding up minutes towards a HUGE goal. Take challenges and earn weekly prizes with this program.
Don’t forget to check out the robot at Farr Library. Lincoln saw the robot. Have you?