Summer Reading Challenge
Gum Springs Elementary School is teaming up with the Piedmont Regional Library System and encouraging all of our students to participate in our summer reading challenge! Research shows that many kids' reading skills decline during the summer because they often don't read as much as they do during the school year. Reading even a few books over the summer will help maintain the progress students have made this year.
We are challenging students to read 40 books or 20 hours this summer. This is the same challenge that has been set by your local public library branch! This means that you can visit your local libraries this summer to check out some amazing books and fill out a reading log with the same books that you are including for your school reading log. Also, be sure to check out all the free eBooks on Piedmont Regional Library System’s OVERDRIVE website/app: http://prlib.lib.overdrive.com/! All you need is your library card number.
Use the reading log to record the title and author of each book you read this summer. You can also download it from the Jackson County Schools Summer Reading Challenge website. (Completed summer reading logs from your local public library branch will also be accepted.)
Reading logs are due Wednesday, August 10th. Students who read the designated number of books or complete their 20 hours of reading will be able to participate in a fun and exciting activity at school.
We can't wait until we see you again in August when you'll be able to tell us all about your favorite books that you read this summer!
Jackson County Schools Summer Reading Challenge Website: http://jcssummerreading.weebly.com
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