Teachers — Sign your class up for the Scholastic Summer Challenge!
By Kristen on April 4th, 2011
Summer will be here faster than you know it (we hope so anyway!), which means that kids will be free of homework and required reading for a few months. Even though it may thrill them, we know that kids who don’t read over the summer lose valuable skills that in turn put them behind in testing when they return to school in the fall.
The good news is that, starting today, teachers can sign up their entire class for the Scholastic Summer Challenge! The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free summer reading program that encourages kids to read for fun over the summer while they log their reading minutes on the site, play games, and win prizes.
The program also offers comprehensive resources for educators, including a dashboard that allows teachers to track students’ reading progress, downloadable book lists, printable summer reading activities, a Classroom Participation Guide, and an interactive map that lets users see how many summer reading minutes are logged in schools around the world.
Teachers who sign up their class can also enter for a chance to win a classroom library and a $250 gift certificate to the Scholastic Teacher Store, so be sure to sign up or encourage your child’s teacher to check it out!
The Scholastic Summer Challenge begins on April 27th with the WordGirl Definition Competition, a live webcast led by our Ambassador of Summer Reading WordGirl. To register for the webcast, click here, and for more information on the Scholastic Summer Challenge, visit scholastic.com/summer.