Learning to read and then reading to learn are two major objectives of our Lower School Program. We also desire to instill a LOVE of reading in our students. In an effort to accomplish these goals, we feel it is important to encourage students to continue reading quality books over the summer.
We have two suggestions to help accomplish these goals. The first suggestion is to get involved in the summer reading program offered by your local library. We know that many of you already do this each year.
The second suggestion is to make use of the recently updated summer reading lists located below. These lists contain titles of books that we feel may be appropriate for various age levels. These lists are not meant to be exhaustive, merely “starters”.
Complete the Summer Reading Challenge (see packet given out in June to returning students or sent to new students once enrolled).
Bring a signed Summer Reading Challenge form to your teacher at the beginning of school in the fall.
We will have a special celebration for our summer readers.
In addition to the summer reading in grades K-5, we are recommending that students do some math practice to continue to use the skills and concepts they learned during the school year. In September, we want our students to start the year confident with the prerequisite skills from the prior year so they will meet with success for the new school year. For additional practice we recommend the Summer Math Skills Sharpener by TRI-C Publications, Inc., which you can find at www.summerskills.com. Books are $20. This includes shipping and handling. This is optional and not required. If you do choose to use this resource, we encourage you to use the methods and procedures learned in the Math in Focus curriculum.