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Summer Reading

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.  In order to encourage all our students to continue reading over the summer, we have a summer reading program.   Below you will find the instructions and bingo sheet for our Clegern Summer Reading program.  There are two levels of participation.  To complete level one, participate in EITHER the Clegern Summer Reading program, OR a public library’s summer reading program.  To complete level two, participate in BOTH.  

In addition to the above program, Mrs. Foster has issued a special challenge this year to all our returning Clegern students to see if they can read more minutes that she does this summer.  Here are the specifics:

  1.  This is an individual challenge.  Each challenger needs to submit their own log.

  2. Minutes must be logged using the Metropolitan Library’s logging system.

  3. Minutes must be read from June 1 to July 31 – the same time the MLS summer reading program runs.  Although you can work on your Clegern Summer Reading program before and after these dates, only reading done between June 1 and July 31 counts for this challenge.

  4. A printout of the summer challenge log showing time read must be submitted to challenge Mrs. Foster.

  5. Minutes are entered by the reader – it is reader’s honor to be honest and true on your minute reporting.

Physical copies of reading logs and bingo sheets must be turned in by August 23.

Thank you for participating!  If you have any questions, please shoot Mrs. Foster an email.  She will check in occasionally during the summer and send replies!

Happy Reading!

Clegern Summer Reading Instructions and Bingo Sheet 2024

Metropolitan Summer Reading Info

Track MLS Minutes here, or using the Beanstack App for iOS or Beanstack App for Android

All BINGO Sheets and Summer Reading Logs are due by AUGUST 23


  • Once the program has ended, you cannot print a certificate. Instead, print the first pages of your log as instructed below.


  • Go to the tracking website  and log in

  • Select the Challenges tab (1)

  • On the right side, choose "Past" challenges (2)

  • Choose the 2024 Summer reading program. You might have to scroll down to see it. (3)

  • Choose the Challenge Log tab from the tabs underneath the title of the program (4)

  • Press Control-P (NOT the print button) and print the first page or two so that I can see the program name (A), your name (B) and the total reading time (C).  It is NOT necessary to print the entire log.

  • Attach the log pages to your bingo sheet and make sure it is filled out with parent signature and hand it in to your teacher or Mrs. Foster.

Thanks for participating in Summer Reading!

Screenshot showing how to print reading log steps 1 to 3

Screen shot showing how to print reading log