Lamphere's Elementary Summer Reading Challenge

Hey Lamphere - Remember to READ this summer Each day that you read in the summer, please color in the day on the calendar page that came home at the end of the school year (if you need another copy you can download it here >>> 2018 Lamphere Summer Reading Calendar).  The goal is to read 40 days this summer.  

Summer is a time to relax and have fun

To sleep in late and play in the sun

But be sure to bring books along for the ride

And come back to school with knowledge and pride!

Here are some ideas to keep you an active reader

Try them all, many times, and be a reading leader!

There are many different kinds of reading activities you can do: here are a few ideas:

Read Outside

  • In a tent
  • On a beach towel or hammock
  • In the shade of a tree
  • In a car, airplane, or boat
  • On a porch
  • With your feet in a pool or lake
  • In a garden or park
  • Next to a bonfire or campfire
  • Read the signs posted at the zoo or on a nature walk
  • In a different state

Read with Others

  • Read to a pet
  • Read to a sibling
  • Read to relative
  • Read on Facetime or Skype to someone far away
  • Read with a friend
  • Record yourself reading and listen back
  • Read to a stuffed animal
  • Listen to someone read to you
  • Listen to an audio book Read to a younger child

Read Inside

  • In bed with a flashlight
  • In the bathtub with no water 
  • At the library
  • At the doctor or dentist 
  • In a blanket fort 
  • At a friend or relative’s house
  • In a cottage, camper, or cabin
  • At a restaurant
  • Closed captioning on TV
  • Play a reading game like Scrabble, Boggle, or crossword puzzles

What to Read

  • Poetry
  • Mysteries
  • Historical Fiction
  • Non-fiction Informational
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy and science-fiction
  • Comic books
  • Picture Books
  • 2 or 3 books by the same author
  • A favorite book AGAIN!
  • A book recommended by a friend