June 1 – August , 2020
After 23 years of summer reading, getting together to do reports, and win prizes, we find ourselves making the decision to take our summer reading online. We’re bringing Summer Reading right into the comfort of your own homes! We are keeping it simple but hoping that we can still find ways for us to connect. Using the internet, email, facetime, and any other electronic method that will keep us safe and still let us celebrate the accomplishments of our children building their reading list.
Just a few books a day for a little one can have a significant impact on their reading skills. For our older students, really digging deep into literature is one way to change their comprehension of the novel forever.
LET’S NOT LET THE CORONAVIRUS KEEP US FROM MAKING THIS THE BEST SUMMER EVER!
Because summer reading is a competition, we will announce all of the guidelines and post the forms on our website by June 1. We will also launch the information in the June MANNA Magazine. Watch for it! It’s going to be HUGE!
“Who can read the most books and collect the most Summer Reading Tags to become our Grand Prize Winner? Maybe YOU!”
Parents: The FEAST Summer Reading Program began over 20 years ago as a competition to encourage…you guessed it…Summer Reading, but summer reading is so much more. That little extra push with reading skills can sometimes increase your children’s reading level one to two grades in just one summer and prevent that dreaded “summer slide” where children fall back from their end of year reading levels.
The 2019 Summer Reading Program at FEAST will motivate and encourage your kids to make reading a big part of their summer fun! With prizes and fun games, your children will increase not only their reading skills but each time they turn in their short book report they will also increase their writing skills and accountability skills. Each time they turn in a book report to the summer reading monitor, a few questions will be asked giving your children a unique opportunity to organize their thoughts and summarize what they have read. This comprehension and public speaking exercise is very valuable to advanced brain development in children.
New this year…Instead of unpacking the FEAST Library, students may select books from any source they like but their book must be parent and FEAST approved. The child will bring the book with them when they give their report but in the case that the book is read at a friend’s house or borrowed, the parent may snap a picture of the child with the book to show the Summer Reading Volunteer. Get your children and teens involved with Summer Reading; you’ll be glad you did! For every book they read there will be tickets to win prizes as well as chances to earn “Brag Tags”.
For complete details, please read the summer reading guidelines.
- Summer Reading Guidelines (Printable PDF)
- Child’s Book Report Form(MS Word) (Printable PDF)
- Teen Book Report Form (MSWord) (Printable PDF)
- Teen Challenge Reading Log (MS Word) (Printable PDF)
Who may participate?
- Homeschool children affiliated with FEAST ages 5-18. (4 years old if able to read and write on their own )
- Public, private, or parochial school children ages 5-18 who live in Bexar County or have a homeschooling friend or family member.
What books can the participants read?
The project sponsors intend to encourage children and young adults to read books that foster positive, wholesome attitudes and provide quality entertainment and knowledge; therefore, rewards will only be given for books that are parent and FEAST approved. Books may not contain excessive magic, romance, satanic content, gory violence, or other disturbing content.
We expect children to read books that are at or above their recommended age reading level. If you are not sure of the reading level of a book, consult with a FEAST team member or a librarian at a public library.
Where and when will it be held?
FEAST, located at 7735 Mockingbird Lane, San Antonio, 78229 will serve as the meeting place for parents, children, and staff from 10am to 3pm between June 11 and Aug 9 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
A Final Celebration will be held in the evening of August 9, at 6pm.
Volunteers and Prize Donations
We appreciate any help we receive for the FEAST Summer Reading Program and Young Adult Summer Reading Challenge. If you would like to donate prizes, volunteer, or have any questions, contact us and we are happy to assist you.
We are TREMENDOUSLY grateful for all our donors, who so graciously contributed to 2019’s prizes:
- Buckhorn/Texas Ranger Museum
- Viola’s Ventanas
- El Chaparral restaurant
- San Antonio Zoo
- Sea World
- Car-Vel Skate Center
- UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
- Embassy Miniature Golf
- Green Acres Golf and Games, Inc.
- Main Event
- Magik Theatre
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Rudy’s BBQ
- Joy Academy of Music
- Oasis Snacks and Purified Water
- Half Price Books
2019 Summer Reading Winners!
1st place: Gabriela Smith 102 books
2nd place: Elizabeth Hurlin 96 books
3rd place: Kimberly Watje 79 books
1st place: Josiah Watje 66 books
2nd place: James Hurlin 11 books
3rd place: Liliana Rojas 8 books