The Mount Laurel Leaflet
June 25, 2021 - Summer Learning Edition
Summer Learning Resources Website
We are excited to announce the launch of the Summer Learning Resources page! We know that this year has presented students with a number of academic and social challenges. Our hope is that the page will provide useful tools to assist in closing learning gaps and better prepare students for the upcoming school year.
The included resources support reading, writing and math, as well as, summer reading. Students are encouraged to spend 20 - 30 minutes a day engaged in learning activities, including reading independently or as a family, playing educational games and puzzles, or visiting museums (in-person or online). Click here to visit the page.
We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Mount Laurel Library to support summer reading!
In a recent article, the Education Connection included several benefits of summer reading:
- National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.
- Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library preform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
- The amount of time children spend reading outside of school is linked to gains in reading achievement. Numerous studies show that access to books and magazines is directly related to higher reading achievement.
This summer, current K-3 students are encouraged to read daily and maintain a reading log. Current 4-7 students are asked to read daily, create a readers response, and maintain a reading log. Students may read with you (shared reading), may have you read to them (Read Aloud), may read to themselves (independent reading) or you may engage in a combination of any of the above with your child.
Please visit the summer reading tab on the district's Summer Learning Resources page for introductory letters, summer reading log, suggested reading lists, and reading response questions.
Mount Laurel Library Present Tails & TALES
The Mount Laurel Library has designed a number of literacy events, activities, story times, and craft projects that are age appropriate and will capture the imagination and interest of every child.
Please join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. as a special guest reader from the district will be at the library to participate in Storytime! Storytime will take place outdoors. No registration is required.
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, July 6
Special Education Extended School Year Programs Begin
District Learning Acceleration Programs Begin
Tuesday, July 20
Regular Board of Education Meeting - Hartford School Cafeteria