First Day of School for 2019-2020!

Here are some ideas to make sure your child is reading over the summer:
  • Write a list of things you want to do this summer. Don't forget to include reading!
  • Make a chart to keep track of all the books you read this summer.
  • Write down on your calendar the time the sun sets today.
  • Start a summer scrapbook. Include souvenirs of any trips you take, photos, ticket stubs, and projects you work on during the summer.
  • List all the books by your favorite author. See how many you can read this summer.
  • Swap books with a friend. Keep sharing books throughout summer.
  • Take a walk. Write about or draw the things you see that show summer is here.
  • Word game! Invent a code (A=1, B=2, for example). Send a message in code to a friend.
  • List all the ice cream flavors you can think of. Now put them in A-BC order.
  • Go to the library and find a cookbook. Make the most interesting dish in the book.
  • Read the directions on a box of gelatin. Ask a parent if you can help make dessert tonight.
  • Word game! How many smaller words can you find in the word watermelon?
  • Pick an important news event from another city, state, or country. Find as much information on the topic as possible – read newspapers, listen to the radio, and watch TV news. Talk about what you learned.
  • If you are going on a family vacation this summer, read about your trip. Mark your travel route on a map.
  • Plan a family 'booknic' at your favorite outdoor spot, such as the beach, a park, or the woods. Pack lunch and plenty to read.
  • Word game! Baseballs also fly through the sky in summer. Find a list of baseball teams in the sports section of the newspaper. Put them in A-B-C order.
  • Learn what birds live in your area. (Birds are described in books called Field Guides.) Wake up early to go bird watching and list the birds you see.
  • Which constellations can you see on a clear summer night? Look at the sky using a star guide to help you find the constellations.
  • Plan an end-of-summer celebration. Write a list of the 10 best things you did this summer. Design a menu of your favorite summer treats.
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