I’ve always been a bookworm and it seems the bookworm gene has been passed along to Kora and Logan. They love to read, even to the point that Dave and I have to tell them to stop walking around while reading for their own safety!
This post is sponsored by Scholastic and prize packs was received and one provided for giveaway.
This makes me very happy and that’s why I’m excited the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is fantastic because it encourages kids to read in a fun way whether they are avid readers already or not. Now in it’s 8th year the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is dedicated to stopping the summer slide with the them of “Reading Under The Stars” powered by Eveready. Throughout the summer kids will hop online, log into their Summer Reading Challenge Account and read around the galaxy and constellations as they log their reading minutes. As kids log their minutes online, constellations will light up and fun facts will unlock.
I knew this was something Kora & Logan would be excited about. We opened up the Challenge website, the kids picked out their account names through the unique name finder, and then they started logging their reading minutes.
They then started reading and reading and reading. They were so excited to log in their minutes that they have been reading all…the…time. It’s been amazing!
Here they are to tell you about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and why they like it so much:
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to introduce the Challenge to the kids, they have been having such a great time with it and it’s really taken their reading time to another level. I was pleased to hear them say in the video that they recommend it to other kids and think they would have fun with it too.
I was impressed to learn that in 2013 Scholastic inspired more than 130,000 kids from 4,200 schools from all 50 states and 31 countries to set a new record for summer reading of 176 million minutes! But after using the site for awhile now and seeing how much Kora & Logan love it, I can see why!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online/mobile reading program that helps prepare kids for back-to-school by encouraging them to read every day all summer long. This year’s theme is “Reading Under The Stars” powered by Eveready. I love this idea, it’s a fun theme that encourages kids to go outside and read.
When we think reading we normally think staying inside by why not take the reading fun outside and change up the environment? We’ve done this a couple of times this summer and it was really nice lounging in our backyard under the blue sky and sunshine. It’s something I hope to do many more times this summer along with planning a fun Reading Under The Stars Night with the kids.
As I mentioned above, not only is the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge a reading log where kids can all work together to go for the world record, but there are opportunities to enter sweepstakes to win prizes and earn digital reading awards when they complete weekly reading challenges including reading quizzes, text challenges, word challenges, and more.
It’s also a great way for parents to track their children’s reading progress and access the free Summer Reading Challenge Participation Guides for expert resources, activity sheets, and book lists including Common Core suggested titles, a star guide, downloadable bookmarks and more. This is all very helpful for teachers as well. There’s also new book lists including a “Reading Under The Stars” themed list with books about space, stars, astronomy, camping, wilderness, and spooky stories to read by a campfire.
Teachers will also be excited to learn that there are two grand prizes! The elementary school with the most minutes read will win a school visit from bestselling author/illustrator David Shannon, the author of the No, David! series. The middle school with the most minutes read will receive a visit from bestselling author Gordon Korman, the author of a number of books in the series, The 39 Clues.
In addition to being featured in the 2015 Scholastic Book of World Records, the top 20 schools along with the top school in every state will also receive a badge for their website and a Reading Plaque to display at school.
I was happy to read that teachers can bulk register their students as well with the improved teacher dashboard functionality. This will make it easier for teachers to register their class, import and export student lists, and email parents to maintain a school-to-home connection throughout the summer.
There’s also a Teacher Sweepstakes and Bonus Points. Teachers that register by June 30 can enter to win a classroom library and the first 500 teachers to enter will receive 250 bonus points for Scholastic Reading Club.
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic, fun, and inspirational way to encourage kids to read this summer.
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win a Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge “Reading Under The Stars” Prize Pack!
The prize pack includes:
- Picnic Blanket
- Glow-in-the-dark Bookmarks
- Age-appropriate books
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