Summer is winding down, and we are starting to think about school again. Almost 4,000 kids participated in the Spanish reading program. Today we are sharing our Spanish summer reading certificate, and we will be following up this week with a reading reward activity and the drawing for our gift packages.
The summer reading certificate recognizes that kids have put effort into reading in Spanish. Some children’s activities have traditional ways of acknowledging progress, such as piano and dance recitals or karate belts. Learning a language is a lot of work and making an effort to develop language skills is worth celebrating. The summer reading certificate is one way to show children that you appreciate the work they did.
Of course, we also consider the certificate a way to give kids a little more Spanish and culture. Children don’t see the words used in certificates and similar documents very often, so this is a great opportunity to talk to them about how we use different types of language for certain occasions. Read the certificate together and talk about the words logro, ortogado and concedido.
In addition, there is a quote by Miguel de Cervantes at the bottom of the certificate. It says El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho. The quote is a perfect prompt for talking about the power of reading and travel, and for introducing Cervantes and Don Quixote, the most famous work of Spanish literature.
The summer reading certificate can be printed in color or in black and white. We realize that many classes participated in the program and black and white is often the more economical choice for schools.
You can find more resources on the Summer Reading Program resources page.
Summer Reading Certificate – Color
Download the summer reading certificate in color.
Summer Reading Certificate – Black and White
Download the summer reading certificate in black and white.
This week we will also be sharing a story and set of printable figures as a final Spanish summer reading reward. In addition, we will choose the 5 winners of our prize packages on Wednesday, August 3.