On July 29, 2015 the PA Key staff celebrated with The White House and the U.S. Department of Education to launch a day of action to raise awareness about the importance of reading where you are over the remaining days and weeks of summer before school starts.
#ReadWhereYouAre highlights that reading over the summer makes a difference during the school year. When students are able to keep reading, they can keep learning, catch up, stay sharp and are more prepared when the new school year begins.
Reading can happen anywhere.
These last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to help all young people, from the earliest readers, to high school students, to strive to read more – wherever you are. Read at home, on the bus, at a park, at camp, in the woods, on the beach, at the barbershop, on the train, and of course at the library!
Keep young minds sharp and ready for back to school.
Visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website to take the pledge to stay informed on education issues, spread the word, and support reading in your community and across the nation.
See some of the PA Key staff reading where they are!
Cyndi reads with her favorite pal.
Amanda takes a break with a PA One Book Classic!
Amber can’t help but get in some reading time while on the phone.
Gina takes a peek at a family play guide.
Gretchen grabs a PA One Book Classic.
Who is that hiding behind the 2015 PA One Book selection?
Marnie is busy keeping up to date.
Tara thinks this book would be great for kids (and she’d be correct!)
Were you a winner during August’s Book-A-Day Giveaway? Check below to see if you were a winner!
Starting a new school or early learning program can be a challenging time for many families. Books, events or resources that help start a conversation about the transition process can help address some of those fears. The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom is a great resource for any child and PA’s Promise for Children is giving away 31 copies during August!
Every year, at the Early Learning Center of Gap in Gap, PA, the children attending the center paint on canvases for an Annual Silent Art Auction open to the parents.
This year’s theme was Children’s Books. The idea was that every classroom chose a book. Within that book, they chose a picture to replicate.
The teachers helped the children with the idea, but the children were the ones who created the art! Below are some of the paintings from this year.
The proceeds from the auction will go to the Annual Family Fun Night Event for families to interact and socialize with each other.
For more information about this event or the Early Learning Center of Gap, please contact the Center Director, Amber Schnitzius at 717.442.2495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quarryville Library has restructured the easy reader section of the library to make it easier to find the right level of book for beginning readers.
All easy reader books now have a colored sticker on the spine that designates what level it is.
Check out the levels below:
Red Books: Just getting started
Large, bold print
Very few words per page
Lots of picture clues / Word repetition
Yellow Books: Beginning to read
More words per page
Short sentences / Simple Story
Some picture clues / Word repetition
Blue Books: Reading alone
Longer Sentences / Short paragraphs
More complex story / Varied words