summerlearning_tinySummer reading is SO important for all students to maintain reading progress.  There are any number of reading programs that students can participate in for the summer months.  You can do them all or none at all, but keep reading!  It will make a big difference in your child’s academic progress for the next year.   I recommend at least 20 minutes per day – 5 days a week.  Here is an overview of a few the programs available.

SummerReading16The Henrico County Public Library has a terrific reading program each summer.  Students are awarded some wonderful PRIZES for participating in the program.  Students must register online and record their books (or reading hours) as they finish. More information about this program will come home soon.  The kick-off is June 1st.  *Since the Maybeury Library is closed over the summer, we encourage all of our students to make good use of the local public libraries.  There are always lots of fun activities going on at the library.  Check it out!

HCPS_small_LogoNeed some suggestions for great books?  The Henrico County Public Schools updated their summer reading lists this year.  They will not be sent home this year, but click the link and you can print them at home.  Remember, there is no required reading list for elementary students.  These are just suggestions.  Let your child choose whatever books he or she loves.  *There is a reading requirement for students going into the IB program.  If that applies to you, make sure to look at the list so your child will be prepared for the start of school.

Summer-ReadingBNClick on the link, and print out a Barnes & Noble summer reading log.  Read any 8 books, and take the book into your local B&N store.  You can earn a free book from B&N!  You can use the same books for the Henrico County Public Library and the B&N program.

bbgblogo_tinyThe BBGB bookstore is a great place to get books, but they have a terrific newsletter they send out each month for book ideas as well.  Check out their website and sign up for their monthly newsletter.

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