Lawrence Summer Reading

Weekly Update

Look for the Summer Reading Smore in Lawrence Bookmarks on your chromebook

UPDATED 7/26 😎 Save the date 😎 Tuesday August 10 from 9am to 11am at the broadway campus 📚 Book fair & Mid-summer reading check-in 📚 please join us to pick up your backpack or back-ordered books 😎

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it is meet a book monday

When Stars are Scattered by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson | Book Talk

Seventh Grade book selections

Jacqueline Woodson's new book HARBOR ME
Lifehacks - 10 Benefits of Reading

If you’re one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out. Reading has a significant number of benefits, and here’re 10 benefits of reading to get you to start reading.

Crash Course Kids

This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about grade school science. We’ll look at Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and so much more with host Sabrina Cruz. This series is beginning with 5th grade science.

25 Activities to Keep Kids' Brains Active in Summer

This year, do more than amuse and entertain your kids and hope for the best for your students, keep their minds working all summer long!

Eighth Grade Book Selections

Grade 9-12 Grand Theft Horse by G. Neri

Jason Reynolds talks about his latest book

Booksource | Jason Reynolds Introduces Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Something for everyone - Guided Meditations

Meet Alyssa Reynolds - a health blogger and meditation coach. She offers a practical and science-based approach to meditation that delivers powerful benefits in just 10 minutes or less a day!

Check this out !!

Boredom Busters: Making a Shaker
MORE HOW TO DRAW VIDEOS

Welcome to Art For Kids Hub! Here you'll find all kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids. Easy to follow directions. Basic art supplies - paper pens, pencils, markers and/or crayons.

Check in Next Week

  • Look for a separate HS summer Reading Smore on the HS website in the news section
  • In the meantime continue read with each other 20 minutes everyday with your beautiful kiddos.
  • We will take a deeper look in the Weekly Smore at the books posted from little school to middle school
  • Use your Reading Logs - Younger learners Pre K - 3 can draw a picture of their favorite part & write a sentence to go with it.
  • Learners in the upper grades can write a short chapter summary in their Reading Logs
  • Have a great week !!
Parents, Caregivers & Kids

Check this out !! Listen to some fabulous kids stories read by celebrity readers.

10 Things You Can Do to Raise a Reader

Parents are a child's first teacher, and there are many simple things you can do every day to share the joy of reading while strengthening your child's literacy skills.

Math skills worksheets

FREE - download and print to keep your math skills fresh this summer. Great for students in elementary and middle school.

Why Summer Reading Matters

Start with a Book is designed to help address summer learning loss. The website provides parents, librarians, youth program leaders, and community groups a wide range of free and low-cost resources to help ensure that kids keep learning.

Questions to Ask Your Child during Story Time

Ask these questions before, during, and after a story to encourage your young learner to think about the text in a more in-depth way (it’s OK if your child can’t read independently yet!).

8 Mental and Physical Benefits of Audiobooks

According to the Audio Publishers Association, audiobooks help “build and enhance vital literacy skills such as fluency, vocabulary, language acquisition, pronunciation, phonemic awareness, and comprehension—skills that often boost reading scores.”

Summer is Full of Possibilities

Explore Family-Friendly Activities, Tips and Crafts here. Parents A great Safe Site for Parents and kids ages 2 through 8. Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows! So worth checking out :)

Building Character

A great collection of articles and videos for parents. Topics include Generosity, Forgiveness, Honesty, Grit, Curiousity and Gratitude. Check them out !!

Get the Libby App

Your guide to reading happiness. Brought to you by your local library & built with 💕 by OverDrive. Personal, and easy to use, Libby is great for users of all ages. Use your library card to download free audio. Listen to books wherever, whenever !!

Summer Reading #4 July 26 - July 30