Summer Reading Materials:
I remember when I was a child, we had a small bookshelf of books in the living room. There were books for the whole family. We all had a few. I loved those books! I grew up reading and loving mystery novels, and still love them. Reading takes me places and helps me understand people. Now, I have even started collecting books, some from my childhood, some because they’re classics.
Mrs. Streano – Second Grade Teacher
I was not always the fastest reader in grade school. I took my time to fully ingest what I was reading. I was one of the last to finish as if it were a competition, reading was not my favorite. That all changed in the summer of my fifth grade when the Harry Potter books came out. Everyone wanted to read them! I read the first book and could not get enough of it. I read each book and my love of reading grew. Now I read every chance I get.
Ms. Lieberman – Grade Five
I remember as a child not being able to understand what I was reading. My father was a sixth grade teacher. He has me work with one of his best friend’s to practice reading. The first story we read was Where the Wild Things Are. Every time I see or hear this story it reminds me that with practice, anyone can read better.
Ms. Di Carlo – Grade Four
Suggested Enjoyment Summer Reading:
- From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg< (Gr. 5)/li>
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Gr. 5)
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Gr. 5)
- My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (Gr. 5)
- Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park (Gr. 4)
- My Weird School by Dan Gutman (Gr. 4)
- Katie Kazoo series by Nancy Krulik (Gr. 4)
- My Life as a Stuntboy by Jake Tashjian (Gr. 4)
Summer Math Skills Practice
- Comparing Numbers
- Place Value
- Telling Time
- Counting Patterns
- Flash Cards (Basic Facts)
- Division facts 0-12
- Subtraction (regrouping)
- Multiplication facts 0-12
Free math websites are a great tool to keep your child excited over the summer about math. There are many fun and interactive games to reinforce math topics learned this year as well as getting your child ready for the next grade. If your son or daughter had difficulty in a certain top this past school year, they can practice and relearn in an enjoyable way. Websites:
Also, check out your tablet and iPad Apps. Many of them are free. There are a lot of wonderful Math resources on these devices that are fun while the children are learning. The internet is a great tool to search videos that assist with math skills. The website www.Khanacademy.com is a fantastic resource to watch an instructor teach many math topics.