Can you believe we're already halfway through the summer? How is your reading going? I just checked the Scholastic.com Summer Reading records and was SO PROUD of the minutes I saw logged!
In my house, we've settled in to a comfortable afternoon reading routine. In fact, we've started calling it the "Reading Plus Program". We curl up in a cozy spot and read everyday for at least 30 minutes, log our minutes using the Scholastic Summer Reading app for iPhones, iPads and iPods, and then move on to something else. For instance, on Mondays it's "Monday Math", and we log onto iReady or Reflex some fun math time. Other days, we might choose to write a story or write a letter to a friend or family member. Sometimes, we'll practice cursive writing or play a game that makes us think. (Psst! Did you know that we have reading activities available on iReady this summer?)
If you haven't been reading or logging, it's not too late! I know there are a lot of summertime distractions that make it hard for us to slow down and take care of our reading routines, but it is important to make reading a priority all year long. Make today the day you get back to your books. Not sure what to read? Ask a friend!
Readers, what great books have you enjoyed this summer?