Sunday, May 6, 2012
Now entering its sixth year the Scholastic Summer Challenge has officially begun. What is it? It's a challenge to read! Scholastic challenges kids in all grades to keep reading throughout the summer by logging their reading minutes and winning some awesome prizes.
Kids tend to backslide a bit once summer comes around. School's out and all of that. No more pencils, no more books. No more teachers' dirty looks. Learning gets left on the stoop while the dog days overrun with lazy heat. While this is pretty awesome (oh how I wish I had summers off, one of the things still taunting me about becoming a teacher), summer laziness and all of that, kids develop a bit of a brain fart because of it once school does start up. But reading can help curb this.
So be sure to check out the official website for all of the details and if you know anyone still of school age, be sure to let them know that not only can they win some cool prizes, their school could end up in the 2013 SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS and help to beat the previous world record of 64,213,141 minutes logged. The challenge started May 1st and there are already almost two million minutes logged. So go read!