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North and East Elementary schools provide students with books for summer reading

North and East Elementary schools provide students with books for summer reading
May 24
10:42 2019

When the students of Breckenridge’s East and North elementaries finished the school year this week, they didn’t leave empty handed. Both schools participated in a summer reading program that provided each child with 10-12 books of their own.

East Elementary Principal Barbara Collinsworth said that the schools worked with the American Reading Company. Each student received a book bag and was allowed to pick out their own books from a selection of books in their grade level. The books are theirs to keep.

“What’s great about this is that they’re self-selected — the kids get to choose their own books,” she said.

Included in the book bags was a summer reading log. If the students read their books and fill out the reading log, then bring it back to school in the fall, they will be entered to win a $50 Walmart gift card.

 

Cutline, top photo: East Elementary students and their parents pick out books to read for the summer as part of a reading program. Those students who return their completed reading log next fall will be entered into a drawing to win a Walmart gift card. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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