Required Summer Homework List 2018
The ‘three R’s’ are the way to keep skills current and great minds growing; Throw in some sun, fresh air, swimming, sports, games, tree climbing, and play, and you have the recipe for a perfect summer.
Enclosed find a Summer Journal for students’ writing. It includes approximately one page/week. Newer writers should try for a couple sentences on each page and phonetic spelling is fine. They can draw pictures to add, or use them instead if they are not quite writing yet. Older students should write more with neat, clear cursive in complete sentences and paragraphs, junior high students should fill the pages. Writing should be neat and clear with students entering fourth grade or above using cursive. We want students to write freely but still use correct capitalization and punctuation to the best of their ability.
Each student has been given two packets of math assignments to complete; it is review work based on the student’s math group level. Packet #1 is due by the Summer School date, and Packet #2 due on the first day of school.
It’s great for children to make a habit of daily reading, for many it’s a delightful part of the bedtime routine. As we begin a year of studying United States History, all students are reading books related to early America.
Entering 1st graders read at least one, 2nd graders read two, and 3rd graders read all three
*George Washington and the General’s Dog – pp48 GL 1.8 (Due: 7/17/18)
*MTH 22 Revolutionary War on Wednesday, by Mary Pope Osborne, 69pp GL2.2 (Due: 7/17/18)
*The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh, 64pp GL3.1 (Due: First Day in Class)
For children who want to read more, the Magic Tree House series is a great easy reader choice
1st – 3rd Graders must complete one of the following exercises for each of the stories:
The Courage of Sarah Noble – complete questions.
For other books, Choose. –
- A traditional book report telling about the story
- A diorama or illustration of a scene from the book with a description
- Any other creative activity related to the book
Entering 4th and 5th graders read all three and complete question page for each.
*The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh, 64pp GL3.1 (Due: 7/17/18)
Colonial America Interactive History Lassieur, Allison, 4.1 112pp (Read all paths)
Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th graders read all three and complete question page for each.
*A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla 115pp GL3.7 (Due: 7/17/18)*
The Witch of Blackbird by Elizabeth Speare, 276pp GL5.7 (Due: First Day in Class)
*Marked books are due at Summer School Day* If not attending, send in to office by 7/17/18.
For anyone who wants to read more, another book on this page or American Girl books are good options.
NOTE: The books can be ordered through your local bookstore, online, or borrowed from the library. Please ensure your child’s readiness for our class in July, and for the regular school year, by following through on summer homework and supplying them with these wonderful books as quickly as possible!
For planning purposes: during the school year students are generally expected to read 15-30 pages per day of books at their reading level. Parents are always invited to read along and discuss books with their children. If a book is too difficult for your child please assist him or her. In any case, it can be great to take turns reading pages or sections aloud, and enjoy the book together.