3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

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3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

 
If you’re like me you already owe your parents a million favors (not to mention a million dollars).  So what’s one more little, itsy, teeny, weeny favor? 
The kiddos may have spring break, but for me work life still goes on.  Lucky for the kiddos they get to split their time between the two grandparent’s houses.  While they are gone I am hoping that they somehow, someway squeeeeeeeeze in a little reading time.  Here’s my attempt, with the grandparents guided help.

 

Happy Learning!

 

Middle and High School

 

1. Send short stories with older kids and ask granny and granddad to discuss what they read.
Okay to be honest it’s not likely that grandma or granddad and your genius high schooler will have time to read and discuss an entire book in a few days.  Never fear.  Try out a book filled with short stories. 

 

Read Blackberries, Blackberries

3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

Blackberries, Blackberries is a fictional compilation of short stories, about African American women in the rural South. Stories of hard-working women working, their relationships, their families, their children and their friends. 

 

Read All Aunt Hagar's Children
3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break
Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar's Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them further north, people who in Jones's masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them.

 

 

Elementary

 

2. Ask the grandparents to read one chapter at night with your whiz kid.
The chapters in these elementary chapter books are usually pretty short… certainly grandma has twenty minutes to spare to contribute to her little grand whiz kids education?
 
Emma the Easter Fairy

 3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

 

Every year, Emma the Easter Fairy paints the three special eggs that make Easter sparkle. But this year, Jack Frost has ruined everything! The magic eggs have disappeared. Now the chocolate is melting, the eggs are going bad, and the Easter Bunny is missing! 

 

EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk

3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

EllRay Jakes may be the shortest kid in his class, and he may get into trouble from time to time, but he can always count on his best friends Kevin and Corey. But lately, Kevin has been skateboarding with the meanest boy in class. Could EllRay be losing one of his friends?

 

 

 

Kindergarten

 

3. Ask grandma or granddad to make a beeline to a book right after bath time.
Right after the nighttime bath the kiddo’s grandparents can curl up with them on the couch to read as many books as possible.  These books go by fast so the grandparents can keep you on track if the teacher sent home a reading log over spring break. 
 
Happy Easter, Everyone! 

3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

Little Bill encourages children to value their family and friends, to feel good about themselves, and to learn to solve problems creatively.

 

Emma's Easter

 3 Easy Ways Grandparents Can Keep Reading Going during Spring Break

Emma's family is celebrating Easter! Emma and her little brother hunt for Easter eggs and candy. They go to church. Then relatives come over for a big meal. Find out the different ways people celebrate this special day! 

 

 

 

Here’s to Closing the Achievement Gap!

 

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