On Friday, November 10, Resurrection Elementary School students celebrated their tremendous achievement having read 192,447 minutes in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. A Scholastic representative awarded Resurrection with a plaque, naming it the #1 Iowa school in this year’s challenge.
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is designed to help kids turn the “summer slide” – the learning loss which can occur over the summer months – into a “summer leap” by discovering the power and joy of reading for fun. The program offered kids the chance to log their reading minutes to earn digital prizes as they completed weekly reading challenges, gaining access to 18 reading activities, including games, quizzes, and videos based on popular children’s books. Parents and families also had access to free summer reading resources, including booklists across all age groups in both English and Spanish.
One school from each state with the most minutes read this summer was named “Best in State.”
The school will also be listed in the 2018 Scholastic Book of World Records. To learn more, visit www.scholastic.com/summer.