Summer Reading 2021 (Elementary)
Summer Reading Grades K-4
Happy summer break!
While we are off from school for the summer months, it is our hope that you will not take a break from reading. Throughout the course of the academic year, children make many important gains in literacy. It is essential to preserve these crucial gains during time away from school. During extended time away, children not exposed to reading experience a decline in their reading ability and tend to lose valuable skills. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older. This decline, commonly referred to as the "summer slide," is exactly what we want to prevent from happening to our students! Children who read consistently throughout the summer fare better on reading comprehension and fluency in the fall than their peers who did little to no reading.
Thank you for partnering with us to keep your child engaged in reading over the summer months!
Rising Kindergarten, 1st Graders and 2nd Graders
We are issuing a 40 book challenge for rising Kindergarten, 1st graders and 2nd graders. How many books can your child listen to or read over the summer? Record them daily on the reading log. Return completed logs the first week of school.
Rising 3rd and 4th Graders
For rising 3rd and 4th graders, we have selected two required books (listed below). In addition, we highly encourage participation in our summer reading bingo game (attached below).
Rising 3rd Graders:
Rising 4th Graders:Reading Bingo (3rd and 4th Grades)
Rising 3rd Graders:
- Here's Hank: Bookmarks are People Too! (Here's Hank series, Book #1) by Henry Winkler
- EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner
Rising 4th Graders:
- The Boxcar Children Beginning by Patricia MacLachlan
- Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
- Complete a row of any 5 boxes (up and down, straight across, or diagonal).
- Record books and authors on the bingo sheet.
- Get parent's signature.
- Return to school in August for some sweet treats and prizes.