Last year we switched from everyone reading one book to a summer reading
contest, and it turned out really successful. We had a ton of participation
over the summer. In the beginning of the school year we had a little party
where everyone shared books they liked and we gave out prizes. The average
participant read about 15 books, with 2 students reading over 60!
We've tweaked the formula a bit this year, but you can see the rules here:
We promoted the contest through two different MA insta accounts, emails to
parents, staff/faculty/administration, and students, and put up posters.
And we already have a good number of sign-ups, including from students who
don't usually check out books for fun reading.
1600 Mission Ave.
San Rafael, CA, 94901
On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 9:40 AM, Anne Sibley <asibley@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hope this finds all you fabulous librarians thriving amidst this busy end
of the school year! Congratulations for all the wonderful work you do in
your school community.
Would anyone be willing to share ways that you encourage summer reading?
Do you collaborate with teachers on summer reading lists? Do you host a
challenge that you reward in the Fall?
One of my colleagues suggested running a challenge that would reward the
class who reads the most books over the Summer. I am picturing this for our
lower grades (1-5) but we also have middle school.
Thanks so much!
All Saints' Day School
8060 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, California 93923