At T.E.S. we do not send home required summer reading but of course we expect students to be reading! There is so much time in each day – no school or homework and clubs/sports are mostly over – that fitting in a little reading will provide some nice down-time and intellectual stimulation. Research shows that students who do not read over the summer regress from where they left school in June and start off in September behind their peers. More on what parents can do to help prevent the summer slide can be found on the Scholastic website.
The library is an obvious place to start, and for my part I’m going to post all summer long about children’s books I’m reading – all from my public library. I hope you’ll read along!