• Summer Reading Opportunities

    Reading over the summer is extremely important!  According to research, reading 2-3 hours per week during summer break can help prevent learning loss. We are excited to offer several opportunities this summer!

    Summer Break Challenge

    Complete the Summer Break Challenge at Minor!  All students received the Minor Summer Break Challenge in their report card envelopes.  There are lots of different reading activities you can do to meet the challenge, including reading books from different genres and taking pictures of yourself reading in fun places. If you complete at least 10 activities and turn it in to your teacher in the fall, you'll get a prize!  If you post a picture or discussion post about your summer reading on the Media Center eClass page (before June 28th-- it won't be available after that!) you could win a free book!

    Here are explanations and some suggestions for the different genres from the Challenge:

    Gwinnett County Book Mobile in the Berkmar Cluster

    The Gwinnett County Book Mobile is a library on a bus that comes to neighborhoods and apartment complexes during the summer so students can check out library books all summer long.  This summer, the Book Mobile is making three stops in the Minor district on Tuesday afternoons.  

    Here is a flyer with more information about the Book Mobile.

    MyOn Reading

    The Get Georgia Reading program provides access to thousands of FREE digital books and daily news articles over the summer, through August 31st.  Go to the MyOn website and enter the login information: 

    School Name: Get Georgia Reading
    Password: read

    Visit the Public Library

    The Gwinnett County Public Library offers many great programs over the summer, including puppet shows, story time, and other fun activities.  Visit the GCPL website for a calendar of events and more information.  When you go to the public library, be sure you tell them you want to "Branch Out".  This will link your child's student ID to their library account, which will take away all late fees! 

    You can also sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the public library and win prizes like tickets to the Gwinnett Stripers, free meal coupons at Texas Roadhouse, and free books.  Here is a flyer with more information: Summer Reading Program