Get Ahead of Summer Reading!

It’s that time of the year! Time to think about summer reading and helping our students stave off the summer slide. Students that don’t read during the summer stand to lose between 25–30% of their school-year learning. Reading over the summer encourages lifelong reading, helps children improve and maintain reading skills, increases children’s knowledge base, … read more »

Get Caught Reading in May and All Summer Long!

It’s May, so it’s time to Get Caught Reading! May is all about celebrating the excitement and delight of getting lost in a good book. Whether it’s a beloved classic or a brand-new adventure, reading should be a natural and enjoyable activity for students, and Get Caught Reading Month aims to promote this mindset. Reignite … read more »

Summertime and the Reading Is Easy

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James. Ah, summertime and the reading is easy. Finally, time for teachers to read something just for fun. Nothing is more enjoyable than sitting under a tree with a cool drink and a good book written … read more »

Summer Solstice or Meteorological Summer?

Summer officially begins on June 21 at 12:24 AM EST. Or does it? Ask your local weatherman and he will probably say that meteorological summer began on June 1. Both explanations, based on data and science, offer interesting opportunities for exploring weather and seasons through a different perspective. To understand the difference between the two … read more »