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Can you believe the kids have read over 100 million minutes !!
That is so awesome.
This is what Scholastic says:
At approximately 4:15pm EST yesterday (June 3rd), Scholastic’s free, annual summer reading initiative, Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, hit an epic milestone.
Kids have officially read 100 million minutes.!!
This beats the world record from 2012 (95,859,491 minutes). The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge aims to prevent the “summer slide” - or the learning losses a child experiences when he or she does not read over the summer months.
Here are some highlights!
· Free parent resources – a press release sent yesterday (link: bit.ly/1pCBP9c ) highlights access to booklists, expert advice and more
· Planetarium events - This year’s theme is “Reading Under the Stars.” Scholastic partnered with planetariums across the country with their museum sleepovers (e.g. The Smithsonian, Adler Planetarium (Chicago), California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) and more) to get kids reading about science, STEM and more.
· Governor Spouses Show Support - To support the students in their states and encourage summer reading throughout America, many of the U.S. Governors and Governors’ Spouses are joining Scholastic as “Reading Ambassadors.”
Join in on the fun and head on over to Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and sign up today! Its Free!