“Summer Slide” means that students actually lose some of the reading skills they gained during the school year and start the new school year behind where they finished the last. Active reading during the summer months prevents summer slide.
If your child is going into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, the Merchantville Summer Reading program is optional and incentive based. In addition to completing Merchantville's summer reading, there are other programs around our school that support reading a certain number books in the months of June, July, and August. Find out more @ the Summer Reading Blogspot