When the final bell rings on the last day of school, its easy for students to forget what they spent all year learning.
For seven years, the Point Pleasant Borough Schools' Summer Reading Program has been working to change that.
Designed to “help foster the development of positive reading habits among Point Pleasant Borough students,” the summer reading program works to recognize and reward students for their reading done over the summer.
This year’s themes are “Fizz, Boom, Read!” for children in grades 1 through 6 and “Spark a Reaction,” for students in grades 7 through 12.
Additionally each grade will have a chosen person to further the theme including: Bill Nye for children in third grade, Marie Curie for eighth graders and Rachel Carson for students 11th grade.
Students can record their reading selections in reading logs that will be distributed to students during the last two weeks of school. Reading logs are also available at the Point Pleasant Borough Branch of the Ocean County Library. Logs will similarly be available on the reading program’s website.
The program will feature a Kindle Fire as the Grand Prize, with one winner per school (a total of four,) as well as a Top Reader Prize Pack for the top reader in each grade. The winners will be announced in September.
The reading program began on June 6 and will end on August 23.For more information please visit the Summer Reading Program’s website: http://www.pointpleasant.k12.nj.us/SRP14/Index.html