K-6th Summer Reading Lists and Learning Activities

Dear K-6th Grade Families,
It’s officially time to start thinking about how to keep your children motivated and engaged in their learning over the summer break. Typically, without continued reinforcement of what they’ve learned, students will lose 2-3 months of grade-level knowledge. By simply engaging in work a few minutes a day, they can work to reverse summer learning loss.

Below you will find work for your child/children according to what grade they WILL BE ENTERING in August 2017. These activities are specifically designed to help students retain more of what they’ve learned throughout this school year. Let’s work together to help students reverse summer learning loss.

Students are encouraged to keep track of all work completed. It’s always fun to create a summer learning journal or folder to keep track of their work. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, students are encouraged to turn what they’ve collected and completed to their teacher for a special treat!

If you have any questions, please contact one of the grade level teachers listed under that grade level.

Reading Lists (Lexile/RIT) for Grades K-4

Summer Work for Students Entering Kindergarten in August:

Summer Reading: Lexile/RIT lists are above* and can also be found in the orientation packet given at Kindergarten Express. Students should keep track of what they’ve read. Also, for those students who enjoy the computer, www.starfall.com is a great website to practice reading skills!

Summer Math: If your child would like to practice number identification, patterns, shapes or any other math activity, www.abcya.com is a great website to use during the summer!

**If you have any questions, please contact; hilary.bassett@rak12.org, wendy.weaver@rak12.org, erin.strycharz@rak12.org

Summer Work for Students Entering 1st Grade in August:

Summer Reading: *Lexile/RIT lists are above. Students should keep track of what they’ve read.

Reading Eggs and Education City: Use your child’s current username and password. Both of these sites will prepare your student for Study Island in first grade.

Workbooks: Complete any unfinished workbooks sent home by your previous teachers. (Math, Grammar, Spelling, Science)

**If you have any questions, please contact; ashley.sanders@rak12.org, christine.shankweiler@rak12.org, rachael.summers@rak12.org

Summer Work for Students Entering 2nd Grade in August:

Summer Reading: *Lexile/RIT lists are above. Students should keep track of what they’ve read.

Study Island: Using your child’s current username and password, please work on 1st grade level items. Keep track of skills worked on and percentages earned.

Summer Learning Activities List: A list of fun ways to practice different academic skills throughout the summer.

Workbooks: Complete any unfinished workbooks sent home by your previous teachers. (Math, Grammar, Spelling, Science)

**If you have any questions, please contact; kimberly.wheeles@rak12.org, hallie.wombacher@rak12.org, amanda.qureshi@rak12.org

Summer Work for Students Entering 3rd Grade in August:

Summer Reading: *Lexile/RIT lists are above. Students should keep track of what they’ve read.

Study Island: Using your child’s current username and password, please work on 2nd grade level items. Keep track of skills worked on and percentages earned.

Summer Learning Activities List: A list of fun ways to practice different academic skills throughout the summer.

Workbooks: Complete any unfinished workbooks sent home by your previous teachers. (Math, Grammar, Spelling, Science)

**If you have any questions, please contact; andrea.blanton@rak12.org, laura.meyer@rak12.org, brandy.alvira@rak12.org

Summer Work for Students Entering 4th Grade in August:

Summer Reading: *Lexile/RIT lists are above. Students should keep track of what they’ve read.

Study Island: Using your child’s current username and password, please work on 3rd grade level items. Keep track of skills worked on and percentages earned.

Summer Learning Activities List: A list of fun ways to practice different academic skills throughout the summer.

Reading Olympics: Students may also choose to read Elementary Reading Olympics Books from the attached list if they are interested in participating in that program starting in the fall. Please keep track of books read and write 5 questions and answers for each book.

* * If you have any questions, please contact; nicole.lyster@rak12.orggeniffer.holdsworth@rak12.org, stephanie.foehl@rak12.org

Summer Work for Students Entering 5th Grade in August:

Summer Reading List: Download 5th Grade Reading List and Work Packet

Study Island:
Using your child’s current username and password, please work on 4th grade level items. Keep track of skills worked on and percentages earned.

Reading Olympics: Students may also choose to read Elementary Reading Olympics Books, if they are interested in participating in that program starting in the fall. Please keep track of books read and write 5 questions and answers for each book.

** If you have any questions, please contact; amanda.karich@rak12.org, christopher.gebert@rak12.org, or kris.barcus@rak12.org

Summer Work for Students Entering 6th Grade in August:

Summer Reading List: Download 6th Grade Reading List and Work Packet

Study Island:
Using your child’s current username and password, please work on 5th grade level items. Keep track of skills worked on and percentages earned. Rising 6th graders would benefit from practicing 8th grade science topics on Study Island.

Reading Olympics: Students may also choose to read Middle School Reading Olympics Books, if they are interested in participating in that program starting in the fall. Please keep track of books read and write 5 questions and answers for each book.

**If you have any questions, please contact; kimberly.gafas@rak12.org, allison.frye@rak12.org, or justin.lass@rak12.org.