During the first half of this school year, multiple Athlos Academy schools held scholastic book fairs to help students find new books and grow a love for reading.
Athlos strives to encourage students to develop the habit of reading. Research indicates that children who read often will become innovative problem solvers and active thinkers at school and at home. In fact, experts suggest that reading 20 minutes a day every day can help your children be better prepared for third grade – a known important learning period in a child’s life.
Athlos Academy of St. Cloud in St. Cloud, Minnesota kicked off their school year with a book fair that was larger and had a greater variety of topics, skill levels, and popular selections than in previous years.
Athlos Academy of Utah in Herriman, Utah smashed their goal of over 1,000 books sold with over 1,700 books. They are hoping to be entered into the Scholastic’s Book Fair contest for a visit from a popular book author.
Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, Louisiana held a special Arctic Adventure book fair to help encourage students to get into the habit of reading. They introduced two new options: an eWallet option for parents to pay for student books ahead of time, and an online shopping option if they are unable to attend in person.
When it comes to reading, Athlos schools strive to incorporate new tactics, involving local reading groups and book clubs, and parent involvement at home. Ultimately, the goal is to help students love to read to learn.