SECOND GRADE SUMMER READING PROJECT Dear Parents and Second Grade Students, Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read actually gain skills. During the summer, parents can help children sustain reading skills, strengthen their vocabulary, and reinforce the benefits of reading for enjoyment. During the summer, I am asking your child to read a book of his/her choice. I have included a website listing books that your child might be interested in reading. You can help your child choose a book from the list or choose one that is not listed. The book should be one that your child can read and understand. Please do not select a book above or below your child’s reading level. The project is due the first week of school, so please do not wait until the last minute to start your project. Your child should be able to explain his/her project to the class. You are encouraged to help your child, but please do not do the report for him or her. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Who are the main characters? 3. What is one of the main characters like? 4. Who is your favorite character? Why? 5. What part of the story do you like best? 6. Do you think others would like to read this book? Why or why not? 7. How do you feel about the end of the story? 8. Would you read another book by the author? Why or why not?
SECOND GRADE SUPPLY LIST THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SUPPLIES THAT YOUR CHILD WILL NEED WHEN HE OR SHE STARTS SECOND GRADE.
Pencils Erasers Pencil case or box One red pencil or pen --more will be needed though out the year Liquid glue or glue stick Scissors (child’s) Crayons-a box of 24 will be sufficient (NO MARKERS UNTIL THE SECOND PART OF THE YEAR) Colored pencils-optional 1 book cover or book sox Clear contact paper will be required to cover your child’s copybooks and workbooks (I suggest that you buy it over the summer, Most of the books in second grade are soft covered. Once school starts, it might be hard to find.) 12 inch/centimeter ruler Yellow hi-lighter Dry erase marker 1 roll of scotch tape (to tape in study guides) Box of tissues (needed throughout the year) Clorox Wipes (needed throughout the year) Paper Towels (needed throughout the year) PLEASE DO NOT BUY ANY FOLDERS The following items must be ordered through the school stationery: 5 copybooks, folders, journals, construction paper, white lined paper. I will let you know the exact price of these items when school starts. The stationery fee should be paid by the first full week of school. Please put the money in an envelope with your child’s name and stationery fee written on the front. Thank-you, Mrs. Lindenmuth