Happy summer, everyone! Last week’s Trivia Quiz was a two-fer from AmberBlack111 from the STACK Back Message Board. You got a summer-themed word scramble game AND a Would You Rather quiz. How did you do?
Here are the answers.
It is June, and the school year is done (for most of you in the U.S. anyway). Yay!! Whether you are on summer vacation or still toiling away at school for a few more days, AmberBlack111 from the STACK Back Message Board created this summer-themed word scramble game for you. Can you unscramble these words? Think summer!
There's nothing I love more than summer vacation! The beautiful weather is the perfect excuse to spend days at the beach and nights sitting around a campfire. There are so many ways to spend a summer's day, sometimes I don't know what to do with my time. In case you're having trouble with ideas for how to spend your summer, I posted some suggestions below in the form of my favorite game. So here's the question you've all been waiting for.
This summer, would you rather . . .
Post your answers in the Comments below and have a happy end to your school year!
School is almost over and it's time to start getting ready for summer. You've been working your brain muscle and sharpening your skills all year, so you've earned some fun time for swimming, hanging out with friends, going to camp, and READING! Yay!
You know that reading isn't just for school. It is an all year activity, and we're challenging you to break the world record for the most minutes read over the summer. Last year in the Scholastic Summer Challenge, kids around the world read an impressive 64,213,141 minutes. We need your help to break that record, and you can earn prizes along the way!
Take the Scholastic Summer Challenge! You can:
Win Cool Stuff! You can participate in weekly challenges and win virtual prizes. Every month, you can enter a new sweepstake to win awesome prizes. Like right now, you have the chance to win a Harry Potter complete series box-set!
Have fun reading! You can chat with fellow readers on the message boards and look at a virtual world map to see how much kids in other countries are reading. You can find activities and book lists to help you decide what to read next.
Compete with kids around the world! Logging your reading minutes will help break the world record for reading minutes! PLUS, the 20 schools with the most minutes logged will be included in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records! How cool is that?!
The Challenge is happening now through August 31st. Are you ready to read?
WRITING PROMPT: SUMMER TONGUE TWISTERS
Howdy Splotters! Are you a fan of tongue twisters like the good old-fashioned “She sells sea shells by the seashore?” Well, I was thinking since summer is here, it would be fun to do some non-traditional tongue twisters – with a summer twist. For example. . .
Justin Bieber bakes brownies by the beach. (Say that fast three times!)
Can you think of any wacky themed tongue twisters? Write yours in the Comments below. Bonus points if you use a celebrity name.
—Ratha, Stacks Writer
Now that the school year is over, and summer vacation is here, today's Writing Prompt is a perfect time to reflect on the school year gone by. (Do I sound like a yearbook editor?!) Maybe you made your first best friend, took a special trip, won an award in school, or made it to the championships with a sports team. Or maybe you had your first crush, got a pet, did volunteer work, or won a hot dog eating contest!
Is there any one thing that happened this year that you will remember for the rest of your life? Or maybe something you are super proud of? Something that made you learn a lot, or cry, or feel on top of the world?
Let us know in the Comments below, and we'll try to collect the most comments we can to create a virtual yearbook. Then you can scroll through, and see what other kids found most memorable from this school year. Let's see how many we can get!
—Ratha, Stacks Writer
Graduation Day. Aaah. Memories in the making. As the school year winds down, maybe some of you guys are graduating from middle school, and moving onto high school? Or graduating from elementary school and moving onto middle school? Or in my case, giving myself a pat on the back for just having made it through another crazy year!
Well, as I was walking around my local party store shopping for a birthday card, all the graduation decorations got me thinking. It also gave me an excuse to dress up my favorite bear. What do you suppose he is thinking?
Bear: The diploma is nice, but I sure I hope I got some cold, hard cash in those cards!
Give it a shot, and let me know what you imagine he's thinking. Leave your Caption in the Comments below.
—Ratha, Stacks Writer
SUMMER BOOKS! With summer just around the corner, have you picked out your summer reads yet? (I personally want to finish the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!) To get you in the mood for summer, take a crack at our Summer Book Trivia. ALL of these answers will have the word "Summer" in them. Yay Summer!
Writing Prompt: My Summer Vacation
There’s a point every summer when I notice how the sun looks in the sky, how it’s positioned differently than it was in June, how it filters through the trees like a painting, how everything around me, even the beaches and lakes, feels muted, a bit heavier, than they did when summer first began. And that’s when I realize that summer is (gulp!) almost over.
This happened to me the other day when I was walking around my neighborhood. It was still hot as ever (I mean, really. Will this heat wave ever end?), but instead of daydreaming about pools, I was daydreaming about kicking up fallen leaves and wearing scarves. Friends, I am ready for fall.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t have great stories to tell about this summer. And now that you all are gearing up for school, organizing binders and laptop folders, and trying to remember locker combinations, it’s the perfect time to take a few moments and remember how you spent your summer.