Summer Reading & Learning
by Mrs. Tinguely @schoolmediamom
Coolest Reading Destination Challenge
Are you reading at the Prior Lake beach? Are you reading in a camping tent? On the top of a mountain, the Empire State Building, Dairy Queen, Near Jeffers Pond, or are you reading on your trampoline?
You don’t need to travel far to be creative because you can read ANYWHERE!
Send me your picture this summer of your Coolest Reading Destination!
Ask a parent permission to email Mrs. Tinguely at firstname.lastname@example.org. Add your name, grade, location and book title!
The top 4 coolest pictures will win either an iTunes gift card, Barnes & Noble gift card, or free books.
Pictures will be posted on the JP/GD media center website, Twitter, & in the media center!
Search our Card Catalog! Click on ebooks!
- Free to use!
- Jeffers Pond Card Catalog
- Mackin Via user name and passwords - same as the ones in class - email Mrs. Tinguely if you forget the username and passwords to these great resources.
Epic Book App
- Parents can track their child's reading progress from any mobile device. First 2 months free with this code: EpicReading, then$4.99 /month thereafter.
- One of Mrs. Tinguely's favorites to use with her second grader at home.
- Link to website
Book Sharing Sites and Book Lists
Double click on the padlet and type the title of a book you're reading! While you're there, read what others are reading. Who knows- maybe you'll find one you want to check out!
This site is a free, protected social network for children ages 6-13 designed to engage, encourage and excite young people about reading.
Free Reading Contests
Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store.
Read 15 minutes a day for a month in June and July. (Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning. Use the reading log, add up your minutes, and have your parent or guardian initial each week.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children. Join today and let’s set a new reading world record for summer 2015! (May 4 - Sept 4, 2015)