Build A Better World
Many students and families regard summer break as just that—a break from school and classroom studies. Unfortunately, it often means a break from reading, which can seriously hamper achievement in the classroom. There’s a solid link between the amount of independent reading children do and their success in school. Research shows that kids who never crack open a book during the summer often fall behind in reading—the notorious “summer slide”—while kids who read, maintain or improve their reading and learning skills.
This year the summer reading theme is “Build A Better World”. You will see activities based on construction, architects, engineering, and recycling. Students will need to complete either the Ida Freeman Reading Board or bring a Metro Library Reading Certificate from their summer reading program to be eligible for prizes.
Turn in all forms to Mrs. Johnston by September 1st. Did you loose your paper to keep track? Click on the following link to download a new one: IF-Summer Reading 2017 Board
Other Summer Reading Programs
Want to do more to keep your brain in check over the summer? Check out these incredible opportunities!
Bushels for Books Program
Ida Freeman was selected to be a part of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation & the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Bushel for Books program! Bushel for Books program seeks to provide accurate and current agriculture books in Oklahoma schools. Local farmers and co-ops have donated part of their wheat crops to help fund the donations in hopes that it will inspire future farmers.
Thank you for the books! It will be an excellent addition to our library for both teachers and students to learn more about agriculture!
Chief Ricks Retirement
Citizens Bank donated over $1,000 to Ida Freeman Library in honor of the retirement of Police Chief Bob Ricks. They also donated a basket of Police themed books! Thank you Citizens bank for the donation! Thank you Chief Ricks for your service to Edmond and your time as a Rotary Reader at Ida Freeman!