We all know that those students that don't read over the summer can fall months behind their peers that do. Over the course of the years, this could mean students falling 1-3 grade levels in reading proficiency. The best way to tackle the summer slide is to just read!
This spring, we announced a summer reading promotion contest. Thanks to everyone that participated, but we could only choose 3 winners. Prize packs will be delivered later today. Here are the winners:
Danielle Treadway @ Brier Creek Elementary
"Our reading fun for the summer is a collection...
1. All students have had a Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge account created for them. They were showed last week during their computer lab time how to log on and log their minutes.
Click here for the S'more that was posted on our website.
2. On Wednesday, June 6th we will have a magic show with the Amazing Reading Teacher. He will "magically" reveal our one book one school book Pie by Sarah Weeks. This is a Title I event in which all families will be invited, including incoming Kindergarten families. We will tell everyone about the next day's activities...
3. On Thursday, June 7th all students will come into the media center for a reading party to put the following in their I love reading bags (see pic below)!
Shelly Carlton @ Tyro Middle School
"Tyro Middle School hosted a Title 1 Parent Transition Night on May 8, 2018. This evening allowed rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders an opportunity to visit classrooms and learn a little bit about the next grade level they will be attending in the upcoming school year.
In conjunction with this, the library was open and was promoting a free book give-away. Any student attending was able to to drop by and pick up a free book to take home for summer reading. (All books were brand new and were purchased with Title 1 funds at our spring BOGO Book Fair.) Both parents and students were very excited to see the large variety of books that were available. There was something for everyone!! It was also a great opportunity to chat with students and parents about our library program. We offered handouts and information on the Battle of the Books team and encouraged students to visit the West Davidson public library over the summer as well.
We distributed approximately 175 books....which was a huge success for a middle school parent event. I would LOVE to continue to do this in the future. Both students and parents were very appreciative!"
Brene Duggins @ Oak Grove High School
"This year students can sign up (with parental permission) to check out up to 15 books from the OGHS Media Center for the summer! Yes, that is right for the summer. Students also have the opportunity to stop by the OGHS Media Center twice during the summer to exchange books. The OGHS Media Center will be open June 18th and July 16th from 11am-1pm. All books checked out for our summer reading program are due the first week back for the 2018-2019 school year. Checkout the Blog Post on our program! http://dcslibrarymedia.weebly.com/blog/129-summer-readingat-oghs-gives-students-more-access-to-books."
In addition to our Summer Reading Checkout the OGHS Media Center is also promoting AudioFile's SYNC: Audiobooks for Teens Program. This program offers 2 FREE Young Adult Audiobooks a week from April 26th-July 25th. That is 26 FREE Audiobooks! To promote this AWESOME program we created a window display with a HUGE set of headphones to catch the attention of Students and Staff members. This display includes the weekly titles for the whole summer as well as the website. Students can also find this week's current FREE Downloads on the Media Center Door and on the list on the Circulation Desk."
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