Avoid the Summer Slide

Have you ever heard the phrase “summer slide”? It refers to the loss of learning that can take place when skills are not practiced over the summer. We want everyone to keep their learning brains turned on by spending 10-50 minutes every day practicing math facts and reading. To determine the appropriate minimum number of minutes/day for your child, multiply their grade level by 10. For example, a second grader would spend a minimum of 20 minutes — 5 minutes on math and 15 minutes on reading.

Looking for appropriate second grade books? Check this list for beginning chapter books and their levels.

Henry & Mudge Books

by Cynthia Rylant (J)

Mercy Watson Series

by Kate DiCamillo (K)

Polk Street School Books

by Patricia Reilly Giff (L-M)

Poppleton Books

by Cynthia Ryland (J)

Fluffy Books

by Kate McMullen (K)

A to Z Mysteries

by Paula Danziger (M)

Mr. Putter & Tabby Books

by Cynthia Rylant (J)

Nate the Great Books

by Marjorie Sharmat (K)

The Magic Treehouse Books

by Mary Pope Osborne (M)

Fox and His Friends

by James Marshall (J)

Owl Diaries

by Rebecca Elliot (M)

The Boxcar Children Books

by Gertrude Warner (O)

Elephant & Piggie Books

by Mo Willems (G-I)

Flat Stanley

by Jeff Brown (K-M)

Judy Moody & Stink Books

by Megan McDonald (M)

Young Cam Jansen

by David Adler (J)

Clifford Books

by Norman Bridwell (K)

Ready Freddy Books

by Abby Klein (O)

Our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX –  an excellent online tool for all content areas. If your child has forgotten their password/login, email Mrs. Reagan.

If you would like to track reading minutes over the summer, this counts too.  Simply log into this form once a week to tell us how many minutes per week or per month you are reading. All students who participate in summer learning will be entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD.

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