Summer learning loss erases gains made during the school year, but summer learning programs keep kids growing!
Studies show that children who read at least six books during the summer maintain or improve their reading skills, while children who didn’t read any books saw their reading skills decline by as much as one grade level.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s statewide summer reading initiative, NC Reads, is underway and has four goals:
Cooleemee, Mocksville, Shady Grove and William R. Davie elementary schools are participating this year. Donations from the community of new and gently used books are greatly appreciated and will be accepted through Friday, June 1, at the participating schools and the Administrative Offices at 220 Cherry Street in Mocksville.