Did you know that when kids read over the summer, they maintain core skills they've built during the school year, and score higher on reading tests when they return to school in the fall? That's why our class has signed up to participate in the 2012 Scholastic Summer Challenge, a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” - the cumulative reading or learning skill losses during the summer - and encouraging kids to read every day this summer.
Now in its sixth year, the Summer Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record The 20 schools with the most minutes logged will receive recognition in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records. Kids can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital rewards, enter sweepstakes to win fabulous prizes, find great books to read, and more. Our class is reading on behalf of our school. so cheer them on and check our school's reading progress on the Summer Challenge interactive map. Your child has been given a screen name and a password to participate at www.scholastic.com/summer. Kids can sign in and start logging minutes on May 1, 2012.
You can get involved, too! Visit www.scholastic.com/summer to download summer book lists by age, find expert tips on motivating your child to read, encourage your child to log minutes online and track our school's reading minutes together. If your child provides your email address during sign-up, Scholastic can notify you on your child's reading achievements throughout the summer. You can also track your child’s progress through Scholastic's new Reading Timer app , where together you can log minutes from anywhere summer adventures may take you.
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