What better time to go on new adventures and relax with some good books than summer? No matter how old you are, reading improves with practice. Summer reading is a key component to the continued academic success for all students. Reading supports vocabulary growth, comprehension, problem-solving, and the development of effective communication skills. Good reading habits will prevent summer reading loss and help to ensure that your child is fully prepared for the start of the new school year.
Students can keep track of what they are reading either by registering online through the Wallingford Public Library or by keeping a summer reading log of their own to bring back during the first week of school.
Click on the links below for suggested summer reading lists and resources. Our hope as a school district is for each of our students to discover books or other reading materials that they truly enjoy!
Summer Physical Activity
Your physical education teachers do a great job of providing fun movement opportunities throughout the school year. It is extremely important to continue that healthy habit throughout the summer. What is the best type of exercise for a kid? PLAYING!!!
Part of the Wallingford Public School’s Summer Learning initiative is to get kids excited about playing. Each weak during the summer, students and families of all ages will be challenged to participate in a different physical activity. You can upload a picture of your family or child participating to earn points in our physical activity scavenger hunt game.
How can you and your family PLAY?!
1. Download the GooseChase iOS or Android
2. Register for one personal account for your family with a username & password of your choice. Or log in from last year.
3. Search for and click "Summer STEM Challenge".
As you can see, we have partnered with math and science to use the Summer STEM Challenge app. Each challenge provides directions on what you will do to participate. You can participate in one, some, or all of the challenges.
Enjoy the summer, and have fun playing!
Summer Reading is one of the major activities each year at the Wallingford Public Library. We know that it is essential for school children to spend time reading each summer to prevent reading loss between June and September. It is also important because summer offers time to explore the world and to choose unique topics that interest and delight us as individuals. Our goal is to make sure everyone finds what they need during the summer!
Students can come register at the library to keep track of their summer reading electronically.
Wallingford Public Library's Digital Media (ebooks, audiobooks, magazines) https://wa.catalog.lionlibraries.org/