Why is Summer Reading Important for Pinewood Students?

At Pinewood our students worked so hard this year on achieving their learning goals and working towards academic success.  Research shows that students can experience a summer slide, which is a learning loss.  That summer slide could be up to a 22% loss of achievement.  Students can prevent or reduce that summer loss with participating in daily reading and learning activities.  why-cant-I-skip-reading(1)

We want our students to have an amazing summer full of fun and adventure.  Reading can be a key piece to that fun and adventure.  Students can go anywhere in a book.  We also value our students time with their families and our focus is on 15 minutes of reading, 15 minutes of math, and 15 minutes of writing 5 times a week.  That may seem like a lot but its only 45 minutes a day, which leaves 8-10 hours for family fun, outdoor play, swimming, bike riding, exploring everyday!!!!  We believe that each of those activities are just as important.

As a principal my words of encouragement to families is to make reading fun! Find topics your student is interested in, take trips to the library or book store, read with your child, don’t look at this as a chore but instead make it a highlight of your day.

As a mom I’m looking for topics to enjoy that both I and my daughters will enjoy.  I have also set the expectation that our 15 minutes of reading, 15 minutes of math, and 15 minutes of writing will happen before anything else; before television, before video games, before swimming, before bike riding.  We set our timer we do our activities and then its done for the day.  Every family and situation is different find a schedule or expectation that works for you and stick with it.
Thank you for taking time to make reading and learning a priority this summer.  Here is the link to Scholastic we are excited to be a part of helping them set their world record.
Why Summer Reading is Important!
Why Summer Reading is Important!

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