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We hope everyone is having a great summer so far. In the midst of all the summer fun, the students must remember how important it is to read as often as they can. Let’s keep those brains moving. Students should read their required book(s) and at least two additional books – preferably one fiction and one non-fiction. Hopefully, our scholars will read a few more than their required books. Have a wonderful summer – and read, read, read!

Rising 1st Graders

The Chocolate Touch by Partick Skene Catling

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Rising 2nd Graders

Ellray Jakes Stand Tall by Sally Warner

Eight-year old EllRay Jakes wants to hone his basketball skills to earn the respect of his classmates and can’t believe his luck when Mr. Havens offers to coach the third graders during recess. “But what if not all of EllRay’s friends love it as much as he does?"

 Definition: hone - refine or perfect (something) over a period of time. Ex.  Over the years, Karen has taken numerous classes to hone her craft skills. 

 Writing Assignment:  Write a short story about an activity or something that you really enjoy but your friend or friends do not enjoy it as much as you do.

Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix Up by Melissa Thomson

Rising 3rd Graders

The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg

Space by Seymour Simon


The Great Shelby Holmes – Idendify the setting, characters, problem and solution and draw your favorite scene.

Space – Draw each planet and write 3 facts about each.

Rising 4th Graders

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Rising 5th Graders

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Rising 6th Graders

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Rising 7th Graders

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 

Rising 8th Graders

Monster by Walter Dean Myles