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Drop! Everything! And! Read!

DEAR Time.⁠ Kids know what this is, and the DEAR routine, from elementary school.⁠

Drop!⁠ Everything!⁠ And! ⁠ Read!⁠ During DEAR Time, students choose any book they want and quietly and independently read somewhere in the classroom.⁠ It's a special time of the school day, and a needed change of pace, usually after recess or lunch hour.⁠ Try implementing DEAR Time in your home.⁠ Get everyone in the family on board, with a book of choice, and read in a designated time.⁠ Maybe it will become a new family habit!⁠

Here are a few lists to get going: Free Subscription for Students For more tips and ideas about what to do during school closures, check our COVID19 Resource page regularly. We're updating it often.⁠


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