The required reading for the summer will consist of any (not previously read) Magic Tree House book, in addition to any books that your child has found on his or her Accelerated Reader “bookshelf” (basically, any books that fall in your child’s ZPD level). ***If your child is new and does not have an account set up through Accelerated Reader, using a Magic Tree House book (or a book of a comparable reading level for the 2nd report is fine! Students will complete a report tailored to Magic Tree House books, as well as another report that will be completed using a second book choice. My summer challenge is for students to read more than the required Magic Tree House book and record all the “places” they have traveled in their stories on a type of passport!
Students NEED consistent review of addition and subtraction problems over the summer. Practice of fact families of 10 (i.e. numbers that add to 10 and are subtracted from 10) is very helpful. Multiplication and division is a large focus in Grade 3, so being familiar with doubles facts is especially helpful; however, during the school year, memorization of facts will be CRUCIAL!! It’s never too early to start with flash cards!
Although there is no math packet work to complete, I encourage children to start each day this summer with a math problem you can easily provide. Keeping track in a notebook isn’t necessary, but may serve as a means for you to review and determine areas where more practice is needed.
I appreciate all that you do to work with and encourage your child over the summer!
Lastly, for any students who do not live in Warwick, the following books for Reading/Language Arts will need to be picked up from your own town.
Scott Foresman Reading Street 3.1 (Pearson)
Scott Foresman Reading Street 3.2 (Pearson)
Have a safe and relaxing summer!