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Homework: Daily reading
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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your gray cells are active this morning (or afternoon or evening).

Reading is good for virtually all ages. Time magazine reports, “New research suggests that elementary students do no tangibly benefit from doing after-school homework with their parents.” But, the article adds, an elementary school in Maryland has asked parents of elementary students to read with their children for 30 minutes a day. They can read whatever they want.

This month in Great Bend, K-6 students, teachers and parents will all be reading “The World According to Humphrey.” The idea behind One District, One Book, is to get us all on the same page, but there are many, many children’s books that are worth reading. We found a Top 100 list published by the New York Library ( that starts with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz (1972), and ends with “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle (1962).
If Common Core math – or whatever is in kids’ homework these days – is too challenging for the grown-ups, they can always turn to a good book.