Friday, July 8, 2011

summer reading log: free printable


Summer Reading Log
{you can find my Back to School Reading Log here}

We're one week into summer holidays around here & I can already see that these weeks are gonna fly by way too quickly on us! We're determined to make the most of our summer & part of our plans involve lot's {and lot's}of reading.

I've got our reading logs ready to go {a week into summer....sigh....it's just how I roll these days} ;)
and the kids were so excited to get started on filling them out after a quick trip
to the library this morning!


The pages included in the reading log:

1.Cover page. 2. Back cover. 3. List the number of minutes read and book titles read.
 4. Draw a picture from your favorite book.  5. Choose a favorite book & write about
why you loved it so much. 


Here's a quick bag topper to attach to
a little bag of gummy worms for a special treat.

I printed out all of the pages {the front & back covers on cardstock}, cut them out and tucked them into a library pocket {created using this template that I stretched in PS a tiny bit to make it wide enough to fit our reading logs.} The pages can just as easily be held together with a binder clip or you could punch a hole in the top corner of each page and hold them together with a binder ring. :)

**If you download my summer reading log I'd LOVE it if you took a second to follow
simple as that via GFC on the left sidebar**
 
You can click HERE to download all the pages to create your own summer reading log.
Each file you download includes two reading log pages. There are two to a page for the treat bag toppers too.

Enjoy everyone and happy reading this summer!


Visit this post for a list of 50 fun books to read this summer:




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Rebecca Cooper

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60 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Each Peach Pear Plum is one of my favorites too!

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  2. super cute, rebecca..totally going to use this with my kids.:)

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  3. These are so darling. Thank you. I will use this with my grandson, he loves to read with me, like for hours.
    xoxo

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  4. The "book worm" gummies are to-die-for cute. If only I had some youngster to make them for....Oh, heck. I'm making that for myself.

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  5. I love this!!! Such a great incentive to get the kids reading and so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. THanks so much for these. They're adorable! My son has a goal of reading 20 chapter books this summer. He's not making the fastest progress.. maybe this will inspire him. :)

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  7. This is completely adorable! I guess it's never too early to focus on reading...I'll have to print it out for my 4 year old and we can record the books we read together this summer! Fun and thank you!!

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  8. This is so cute and would be great for back to school classroom ideas as well!

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  9. i am printing these for sure!! i love this idea and my oldest loves to read. he'd love to look back at all the books he's read this summer :)

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  10. What a fantastic idea, and so beautifully crafted!

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  11. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  12. I love this! What a great idea! Love your blog too and what beautiful children!!!
    I'm your newest follower :)

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  13. This is very cute! I wish had this kit when I was a nanny.

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  14. Where do you find the time girl! Love it! Roman is not to where he could use this, but I'm saving if for a summer or two from now. Thanks for the downloads!

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  15. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Jul. 09, 2011. Thanks again.

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  16. I love this idea, thank you for the inspiration.

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  17. LOVE this! Wish I'd had it for my students before they got out for summer. Maybe next year!

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  18. Stopping by from nifty thrift sunday's. This is very cute. Do you plan on keeping these journals so that the kids can see how much they read last summer?

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  19. These are adorable and I have shared a link on my facebook page. I just love your blog and all of your fabulous ideas!

    Rebecca
    Freckles Crafts

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  20. What a great idea! If only my kids could read... :0) I love your blog. Your children, and your photography, are beautiful!

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  21. This is a great idea!

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  22. These are the best reading logs I have seen! I love them!! My boys are going to love them, too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  23. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm having trouble getting to the library pocket template though. Can you help me? It's acting as if the creaturecomforts page is no longer active.

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  24. YOU are adorable and so so so talented. This is brilliant!!

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  25. Me again...here is the current link for the templates http://www.creaturecomfortsblog.com/home/2008/8/5/its-freebie-time.html

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  26. @{ SHE }

    thank you so much Suzanne! :)

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  27. @Vicki

    I appreciate you finding that link Vicki! I switched it out in the post. Thank you! :)

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  28. I have such fond memories of summer reading logs. I LOVE this! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  29. What wonderful reading log. My girls are too young this summer but we'll definitely do this next year. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. This is adorable, and such a great idea for summer reading! I would definitely use something like this to give to my students when I'm a teacher :)

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  31. What an adorable idea...

    I am pinning this RIGHT NOW and sharing it on my FB page.

    I'd love for you to visit my link party and share it there if you want.

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  32. I love this!!! What a wonderful idea!! I am visiting from Sugar and Dots and I am a new follower!!

    Hope you are having a great week and I see you around my blog soon!

    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  33. Rebbecca- I found you via Latterday Homeschooling and I love your summer reading log! I think my very favorite part may be the book worms :), but I love the total design. I would love one that just says "My Reading Log" so that it can be used all year around! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm a new follower.

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  34. Saw this on 30 Days...love this idea and I LOVE your blog! I am your newest follower! I would love if you checked out my sisters & I blog also...junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com

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  35. I really love this reading log and the gorgeous library card format (i'm such a library nerd). Wondering if you would ever create a non-summer themed cover? This would be so great to gift to a child with a stack of favorite books for them to love!

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  36. Thanks for the cute printables! I love them. I used them and they were a hit. I didn't have time to make the library pocket so I used a brown paper lunch sack with the flap of the bottom as the pocket and just cut it to size and stapled the sides back a bit. Thanks again. I love your blog and all the cool stuff you share with us. Happy Birthday by the way!

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  37. This is too adorable! Love the printables! I am a preschool teacher and this would be really cute when we do our Language Arts theme!www.through-my-is.blogspot.com

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  38. This is really cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Oh Rebecca! This is too much! First thing in the morning I am going out to get some fresh white cardstock and print this out nice & proper like. This is going to be a fun project.
    Thank you so much.
    ~Becki

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  40. Oh my goodness I LOVE this! I'm a teacher & know I'll be pulling it out at the end of this school year :) I'm sharing your reading log at my weekly edition of Blogland's Fabulous Friday Finds. I'd love if you stopped by!

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  41. We do summer reading logs at our house too. But, what we've been using is not nearly as cute! Thanks for such an awesome download!!

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  42. What a great way to get your kids excited about summer reading. I like how you're encouraging your kids to go to the library to choose their own books. We've done a few projects on Out of Office you may want to check out like our laminated bookmarks and labels for books.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  43. How much trouble would it be to make the cover page without the word "Summer". This would be great all year long.

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  44. What a great tool! Thank you. I'll be linking this on http://princessplays-alot.blogspot.com/

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  45. I'm having trouble downloading them because it states that you're out of bandwidth? Is there any other way to download them? They're adorable and I'd love to use them in my class!

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  46. @Meghan Tierney

    I've updated the download link for my back to school version of the reading logs. You can find them here: http://rebeccacooper.blogspot.com/2011/08/back-to-school-reading-logs-free.html

    :)

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  47. This is great! I teach at the elementary level, so I'll be passing this out to some parents in May. thank you for sharing!! :)

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  48. So cute! And so sweet of you to share. Thank you :)

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  49. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I'm definitely going to print this out for my little man!

    BTW, I featured this on my blog today:
    http://www.domesticblissdiaries.com/2012/05/friday-favorites-5252012.html

    Hope you like what I wrote! ;)

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  50. Hi, Rebecca! I just wanted to thank you for the cool printables. I was looking for something cute to encourage my just-graduated-kindergartner to read this summer, and these look perfect. I Pinned your post too! :)

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  51. Your ideas are impressive, have you some ideas on plastic gift cards?

    Fundraising Discount Cards
    Gift Card Printing
    Hank Hendricks

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  52. Sooooo cute! I want to use these for myself!!

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  53. So cute!! I want to make these for myself (I would make them for my kiddos...if I had them)! :D

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  54. I just shared this at Favorite Pins Friday! Love this idea :)

    Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

    http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com/2012/06/15/favorite-pins-friday-5-and-my-first-giveaway/

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  55. Found your lovely blog this morning through Wait Till Your Father Gets Home and am nw subscribing! Really terrific content, writing and tutorials, can't wait to see what you post next.

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  56. Oh I love this!! Thanks so much! I shared them on my blog: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/07/free-printable-friday-summer-time-fun.html

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  57. I like how you're encouraging your kids to go to the library to choose their own books, Send gifts to Pakistan from UK.

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  58. Anonymous7:59 AM

    This is being pinned quite a bit...I cant find link to download

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