CES Summer Reading and Practice Update 6.14.2021

Summer is Here

As we begin to emerge back into a summer where the activities for our children are returning, we want them to play, swim and be with friends. Time to visit family, socialize with friends and free play should be a priority for our kids. 

We have received requests for supporting student summer learning. We can help our students retain skills they gained this year by encouraging them to read for pleasure and review basic skills in language arts and math. The activities below will help support parents in providing structures that can be used in small chunks for summer learning. 

Chesterbrook READS Summer Program

This summer Chesterbrook is offering for students to participate in our Summer Reading Program. Students are required to read six books and complete a review for three of those books. Attached are directions, examples, and a blank summer reading form. Students should turn in review forms to their teacher next year.

Summer Reading Directions   &    Summer Reading Student Form

Students may submit Summer Reading Recommendations on our CES Flipgrid. Mrs. Jennings will review subissions.

If you have any questions please contact our librarian Meredith Reid at mareid@fcps.edu

Summer Reading through Fairfax County Public Library!  

Are you ready for a summer challenge?  The Fairfax County Public Library is hosting the Tails & Tales Reading Challenge from June 11 to August 13. Just go to Fairfax County Public Library Youth Summer Reading Adventure, sign up online, and earn badges. You may even win a prize!

FCPL will be using Beanstack (available online and as an app) to enable readers to easily and digitally track their minutes read and activities completed. Depending on their level of completion, participants will be entered into raffles to win e-gift cards to Scrawl Books, Chipotle, and Amazon. There is detailed information about the activities, prizes, teen contests, and using Beanstack on the Summer Reading Challenge Libguide. Watch the promotional video and virtual booktalks to get excited for the summer reading.

Prizes will be awarded after the completion of Summer Reading Adventure. Winners will be notified by August 31.

Register now to celebrate Tails & Tales!  HAPPY READING!

ALSC Summer Reading Booklists

K-2 List      3-5 List      6-8th List

Digital Learning Resources Summer Access

The following digital learning resources will be available to all FCPS students through August 6th.  After August 6th, students will regain access at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Summer Practice Books  

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning.  Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books.  Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021.   Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021. Additional information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.

English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.