Avoid the Summer Slide?  Did you know that when kids don’t read over the summer they are likely to fall behind when they head back to school? These learning losses are often called the “Summer Slide,” and Gunning Bedford MS has made it a priority to keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long.

We Can Be Best in State!!!  Our school has signed up to participate in the

2016 Summer Reading Challenge from Scholastic.

2016 Summer Reading Challenge from Scholastic.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes all summer. The goal is for the students in our school to read the most minutes possible in an effort to win “Best in State” recognition and a mention in the Scholastic Book of World Records. With your help, we can do it. I’m excited to share that the theme of this year’s program is “Be a Reading Hero;” as kids log their reading minutes, they will unlock stories from some of their favorite authors. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You’ll also find daily tips, book lists, and a new “Ask the Experts” book recommendation feature for parents on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website.

It’s not too late!  We invite you to learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at scholastic.com/summer. If your child would like to participate, he/she should contact Ms. Citino at ellen.citino@colonial.k12.de.us to sign up and receive an individual username and password (rising grade 6 parents can email Ms. Citino for a username and password too).

Win Big!  Students who log 2000-3000 minutes this summer will be awarded 10 Bedford Bucks that can be used for school store purchases and participation in school PBS events. Students who log 3001- 5000 minutes this summer will be awarded 10 Bedford Bucks and extra credit points on the 1st marking period ELA grade; and students who log over 5000 minutes and complete the attached project with a satisfactory grade will be awarded 10 Bedford Bucks, extra credit, and a special prize upon return to school.

Contact:  If you have any questions about the program or would like to sign up, please feel free to email Ms. Citino at ellen.citino@colonial.k12.de.us.

More Information:
Summer Challenge Original Information:
http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/schools/gunningbedford/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Summer-Reading-Information-2016.pdf
Final Activity Grid:
http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/schools/gunningbedford/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Final-Acitivity-Grid.pdf
Blank Frayer Model:
http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/schools/gunningbedford/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BlankFrayerModel.pdf