School work is completed for 5th and 7th grades, VBS prep has more-than-commenced, vacation anticipation is growing, and there is LOTS of reading happening.
This is our 3rd summer to do our own family reading program. Yes, we do partake a little in library programs and even some store-sponsored ones, but my kids' favorite (and biggest reading motivator) is the one I put together using internet resources.
You can read all about the basic program here. This is still the main plan that we follow--hey, it works!
However, this summer, in an effort to help my kids choose more different types of books (thus not spending the entire summer on one single series--not that it's a terrible thing, just trying to add variety) I have also incorporated this reading 'map' found here. We aren't using this entire program, just the map which has all different genres and types of books suggested.
I like to shake things up :)
And so far, so good.
I also have my own reading goals for the summer. I love to read and summertime is my time to get lots of it in!
I am loosely following Modern Mrs. Darcy's 2016 Reading Challenge. So far I have 3 boxes checked off. Not too bad.
We also have a current family read-aloud (we really enjoy those) which is Pollyanna. While I am very familiar with the story via Disney, I have never read the book. So far it's a hit with all of us!
I'd love to hear what you're reading this summer!