Kids in our class were curious whether or not we should have reading assignments over the summer months. We wanted to know how others felt about it, so I conducted a survey of 100 kids in my school, asking if they thought that was fair for us to have to work over the summer.
Here are my results:
No reading in the summer months: 81
Yes, we should read: 19
As you can see, the kids voted overwhelmingly not to have to be forced to read over our vacation.
Here is what a few of them said:
“I choose no to summer reading because summer is the time to sit back and relax.”
“It is not the time to worry about homework. It is a better time to learn other life skills and also focus on fun.”
On the other side, a classmate said that she chooses to read and she reads every day anyway.
Finally, one student summed it up by saying the summer break is a break from school.
But here is the deal: If you were assigned reading over the summer, you have only a few weeks left to get it done! Open that book!
Jillian Cagno and Deirdre Greenwald’s fifth-grade class, Tuckahoe School, Southampton