Seattle Public Schools

SPS Students Celebrate Reading

Summary: Students at multiple SPS schools finished out the school year with activities to celebrate reading.

Spreading Reading Joy in SPS 

Group of students read on the ground during reading event.

To help curb the summer learning slump, students at several Seattle Public Schools closed out the school year with book celebrations sponsored by Page Ahead and Reading is Fundamental with support from Amazon. 

Students enjoyed read-alouds from TIME’s 2021 Kid of the Year, Orion Jean, as well as from local Amazon volunteers.

The organizations guided students in handpicking 12 books to take home for summer reading and beyond. 

Student holds up book during reading event.

Smiles were abundant as more than 3,200 new books and literacy kits were distributed to nearly 1,000 students to help them build their personal libraries at home.

All kindergarten through 2nd grade students received a Reading is Fundamental literacy kit with resources designed to bolster reading motivation. 

Literacy kits include three age-appropriate books, a drawstring backpack, literacy activity worksheets, bookmarks, name plates, and postcards. 

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