June 1 – July 16
SUMMER IS HERE!
Summer is here and that signals the arrival of the one thing kids everywhere look forward to – summer vacation. It’s the time when children and young adults have fun just being a “kid” and can’t wait for summer camp, pool time, family time or vacation. But one thing you may not be aware of during the summer is the “Summer Slide.”
WHAT IS SUMMER SLIDE?
Summer Slide isn’t a new feature at the local park or splash pad. No, Summer Slide is what happens between school years when kids do not read or otherwise work to retain what they learned in school.
On average, children lose approximately two months of their reading achievement if they do not read during the summer. They typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they did on the same test at the beginning of the summer. And these few months of reading loss accumulate over the years. By the time kids reach middle school, those who haven’t read during the summers may have lost as much as two years worth of achievement!
The good news, Summer Slide can easily be prevented, by signing up for the Cimarron City Library Summer Learning Program. Register Here
Birth-3rd Grade – 50 Books
4th Grade & Up – 500 Pages
Reading can be tracked online or with a Reading Log – Link Coming Soon!
4th Grade & Up
**Reading must be completed by Friday, July 16 for a Summer Prize Pack
Weekly worksheet packets will be available for additional prizes.
Weekly Stories will be available online with Craft Bags and STREAM Bags available for pick-up.