Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary

Summer Learning Newsletter Volume 1 ; Issue 8

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You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book. -Dr. Seuss

In just a few short weeks, the academic school year will come to a close and the summer months will bring laughter, sunshine, and BOOKS!

Please make sure that your child's day includes time that is set aside for reading. Research shows that children who do not read over the summer months prove to have a loss in learning when they return to school in August. Children who do not read over the summer can drop 2 or more reading levels! Our Scholars have worked too hard this year to reach their reading goals and it is our responsibility, as educators and caregivers, to ensure they maintain or increase their reading levels over the summer by reading every day.

We hope you enjoy this month's newsletter dedicated to Summer Learning! This is your one stop shop for reading logs, reading lists, learning activities, and incentives.

Read for the Gold

This site is dedicated to all things Literacy. You will find specific grade level reading and writing activities, websites for children, information for parents, and reading challenges and giveaways. Click here to access Read for the Gold.

The following reading lists have been approved by Palm Beach County School District and students are encouraged to read books from these lists. Click on the hyperlink below for your specific grade level reading list:
Pre K - Grade 2 Reading List
Grade 3 - Grade 5 Reading List

Triathlon of Learning

This site is dedicated to all things Math, Science, and Social Studies related. Learn how to code, watch a TEDEd Video, or explore Camp Google. Whatever your desire you will find it on the Triathlon website! Click here to access Triathlon of Learning.

Community Village

The Community Village site offers information on services, programs, and camps in and around Palm Beach County. Caregivers should definitely take the time to look at the many opportunities listed here. The best part...most of these learning opportunities are FREE! Click here to access Community Village.

Summer Reading Contest

The Summer Reading Contest is open to all students and teachers in Palm Beach County. Earn points for Bethune Elementary by reading a text and submitting a follow up review on Google Forms. There is no limit to the number of texts you can read and the more you read, the more points our school receives! Click here for more information regarding the Summer Reading Contest.

Summer Reading Logs

Don't forget to complete your summer reading log! Those Scholars who return their log in August will receive Scholar Dollars and a treat when they return! Remember....Summer and Books equals Happiness!
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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary

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