I often get asked if Thornton has a summer reading list, or other academic requirements. My standard answer has been, if a kid is reading, it doesn’t matter what it is, as long as they are enjoying it. comic books, magazines, graphic novels, the newspaper – doesn’t matter.The really important thing is that kids enjoy their summer.
Now, according to the Washington Post, some educators are “re-thinking” summer homework. Here’s a sample:
“Summer should be summer,” said Jayne Fonash, guidance director at the Academy of Science, a magnet high school in Loudoun County, which assigns one book, a “fun science read,” with no reports or tests. “We really do believe summer is the time to rest and rejuvenate and then come back to school in September excited and ready to go.”
Read the entire article here: