Lower School Summer Work

Incoming Pre-K3 and Pre-K4

  • Read (or have read to them) a minimum of 20 picture books and keep track using the reading log.

Incoming Kindergarten

  • Read (or have read to them) a minimum of 25 picture books and keep track using the reading log.

Incoming 1st Grade

  • Read 30 picture books or 200 pages and keep track using the reading log.
  • In math, 1st graders should log into Reflex Math and explore and play math games.

Incoming 2nd Grade

  • Read a minimum of 225 pages and keep track using the reading log.
  • In math, 2nd-grade students should be at 100% on addition and subtraction in Reflex Math. Once complete they should continue with Dreambox.

Incoming 3rd Grade

  • Read a minimum of 250 pages and keep track using the reading log.
  • In math, 3rd-grade students should continue work on Reflex Math and Dreambox. They should be proficient with math facts through 9+9 and subtraction facts through 18-9 and then begin multiplication facts.

Incoming 4th Grade

Reading and Writing

You are asked to read two books over the summer.

Step 1: You are required to read, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. The second book must be a nonfiction book of your choice.

Step 2: Write a poem for each of the books you read. It can be a free verse, rhyming or not rhyming, acrostic, shape poem or haiku. It is your choice!

Here is a suggested list of non-fiction books:

  • Dear Pope Francis 978-0829444339
  • Little Author in the Big Woods by Zona McDonough 978-1250073426
  • A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Green 978-0142400722
  • Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming 978-0142400722
  • The Mighty Mars Rovers by Elizabeth Rusch 978-0544932463
  • Sea Turtle Scientist by Steve Swinburne 978-0544582408
  • Science Comics: Dogs by Andy Hirsch 978-1626727687
  • Science Comics: Coral Reefs by Maris Wicks 978-1626721456
  • Science Comics: Robots and Drones by Mairghread Scott ISBN-13: 978-1626727922
  • Science Comics: Dinosaurs and Fossils by MK Reed 978-1626721432

Math

In math, 4th-grade students should be proficient in addition facts up to 9+9 and subtraction facts through 18-9 and multiplication and division facts through 12x12. Fourth Grade students may also continue with Dreambox.