Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Reading is like anything else.  The more you do it, the better you will become.  Here are a few ideas to get children started on a summer reading adventure.

Library Card – What better gift can you give your students at the end of the year than a library card?  Take a field trip to your local library or ask the children’s librarian to visit your school and describe all their summer reading activities.

Summer Reading List – It’s easy to do an internet search and find a suggested reading list for your grade level.  Parents would probably appreciate this when helping their child choose books to read over the summer.
Postcards – Cut card stock the size of a postcard.  Let children decorate one side with markers or crayons.  On the reverse side draw a line down the middle.  Have the children write the teacher’s name on one half.  Explain that if they send you the postcard over the summer and write you a note that you will write back to them.
*You could also give the children a pre-stamped envelope addressed to you.
Explain that whenever they write you, you will write them back.

Journals - Make travel brochures for children to write in over the summer.

Top Ten – Have each child make a list of ten things they would like to do over the summer. (Younger children could dictate five things they would like to do.)