During the school year, we are constantly reading! We read all sorts of different books in all sorts of different genres to stretch our brains and learn new information. We work so hard during the school year, but what happens if we take a summer break from reading? By not reading over the summer, students can lose months of hard academic work and will spend the first few weeks of school reviewing already learned content. If students spend even 30 minutes a day reading, they will be set up for success by the time fall comes. Summer is a fun time of year, but it, also, is an excellent time to curl up with a great book!
Gilbert Intermediate Students participated in Read Across America day on March 6, 2019. All 350 students and 40 staff were encouraged to wear PJ’s or comfy clothes, bring a billow or blanket as the whole school read together for 30 minutes. Theisen’s of Ames donated popcorn for the kids to enjoy while reading. Each month, Gilbert Intermediate has a Be Your BEST assembly that is planned and led by the students! 4th grade reading council students read the Reading Pledge to kick off the assembly!