Scholastic Summer Challenge Shout Out
From May to August I logged in my minutes on the Scholastic Summer Challenge. The Summer Challenge was perfect for me because I love to spend my time reading a great book. Since it was a very rainy, cloudy, and cool summer where I live, I had a lot of time on my hands and a wonderful excuse to read.
The books I enjoyed reading the most during the Summer Challenge were Little Women and the Harry Potter series. I could relate to Little Women because I have three sisters and the book is about the lives of four sisters. It was a heartwarming story and I highly recommend it. I enjoyed Harry Potter because it was a magical enchanting book! (I enjoy magic!)
I also enjoyed writing a book review on Chasing Vermeer when I was captain. I was lucky to be the Purple Sea Stars team captain during the month of May. I am extremely proud of everyone on the team! The Purple Sea Stars clocked the most reading minutes in May, June, July, and August and won the Summer Challenge! The team also earned a total of four participation awards. I think all the teams did very well and placed very close to each other.
Each month was dedicated to a different program from Save the Children. May was Early Childhood, June was Physical Activity and Nutrition, July was Literacy, and August was Emergency Relief. The program that got an extra bonus that everyone voted for was Emergency Relief!
There was so much to do on the Scholastic Summer Challenge Web site that I did not even come close to exploring every nook and cranny of it. I loved taking quizzes, changing my profile, sending shout outs and playing games. I also enjoyed reading kids’ posts and comments on the message board. I hope that there will be another program like this during the school year or next summer.
When I went on the Summer Challenge Web site a smile always lit up my face. The Web site is so colorful and cheery that it affects your mood! You’ll never get bored if you keep on exploring. I especially love how you’re not just reading for the sake of reading, but you’re reading for a good cause.