Super Summer Reading Contest

 It’s Summer Vacation!

which means…..


It’s the perfect time


for a reading contest!


Here is how it works!


summer reading


reading + photo = possible award!


Going on vacation?


Like to visit Seattle?


Have a camping trip planned?


These are all great opportunities to read!


Let your imagination go and have some reading fun this summer!


Check back here for reading suggestions and photos of your friends reading!

*This idea came from Mr. Schu at BrookForest Elementary in Naperville, Illinois and Mrs. Miller in Van Meter, Iowa.  It is used with their permission.


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8 thoughts on “Super Summer Reading Contest

  1. Dear Mrs Hembree,

    what a great idea I love the concept of taking photos of where and who is reading during your school holidays.

    I am so looking forward to your up and coming post of where your Bulldog readers will be reading.

    Good luck everyone may the best reader win.

    From your blogging pal,
    AA. 🙂

  2. Hi Mrs Hembree

    This is a great idea!

    We did something similar last year to celebrate the Book Week theme of Book Safari. We ended up with a great slideshow of students in lots of interesting places reading their books. It was lots of fun!

    I’ll look forward to seeing the unusual places your students are going to be doing their reading…

    Enjoy your holidays!

    Miss Y 🙂

  3. Dear Mrs Hembree,
    I love this post.

    I like the reading competition. I love to read in different places for example the car, after school and when lying on my bed
    but not Underwater :0 :lol:. HA HA!

    I would love to visit Seattle one day and hope to meet you one day. We have one more week of school then Holidays only for two weeks then back to school.

    Like AA said Good Luck everyone.

    From your reading pal,

    PS Happy holidays

  4. Dear Mrs. Hembree,
    I love this post, too! Would you mind if I did it, too? Happy Reading.
    from your friend in Quebec,
    Mrs. Lynch

    • Dear Mrs. Lynch,
      I would love it if you participated too! I have no limits on who can take part in this summer reading! It might be fun way to get world blogging buddy participation!
      Happy Reading!
      Mrs. Hembree

  5. Dear Mrs Hembree,
    This is Fiona Beal writing from Cape Town ( Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog. I am pleased to report that YES, I have been accepted for the Microsoft Partners-in-Learning Institute from the 25th – 30th July. I am SO.O.O.O. excited. I have my visa application personal interview with the US consulate on Wednesday morning this week. I so hope all works out well. It will be great if we can somehow meet?! Your blog is so nice – I have added it to my Google Reader. Bye for now.

  6. Mrs. Hembree,

    What a terrific idea!

    My class loves Big Al. What a great message this book has. It is amazing to see how insightful our students are!

    Would you mind if I borrowed your summer reading challenge idea? I think my group would love this…. and what a great way to connect through blogging!I am relatively new to classroom blogging. You are a great inspiration.

    Jane Brancati
    (Gr.2 teacher, Vancouver, B.C.)

    • Dear Ms. Brancati,
      Thank you for the compliment about the Super Summer Reading Contest. It’s actually not my idea at all. All the credit goes to Mr. Shue and Mrs. Shannon Miller. They started the contest and I have adapted it for my use with their permission. Their site is

      Have a great time!
      Mrs. Hembree

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