Teacher's Message

Summer Assignments for Incoming 2nd Graders

In preparation for 2nd grade, students will be required to complete summer assignments in Reading, Language Arts, and Math.  These assignments will help your child maintain and strengthen academic skills to ensure a great start to a new school year!

For Reading, students will be expected to read 2-3  books this summer and complete a book report on ONE of the books.  See the summer reading list and book report form below.  Your child’s book report will be due the first week we return to school.

Assignments for Math and Language Arts can be accessed through Classworks at https://manager.classworks.com/catholicschoolsnj.org/.  Students should complete all activities under Math Grade 1 Spring 2020 and LA Grade 1 Spring 2020 before the start of school in September.  Ideally, your child should spend at least 30 minutes a week on Classwork assignments over the summer months.  This data will help me to guide instruction in these subjects for the 2020/2021 school year.

Have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to meeting you in September!


2nd Grade Summer Reading List

You may choose any of the books included in the series listed below:

Henry and Mudge Series – by Cynthia Rylant
Henry is a young boy whose best friend is his big, gentle 180-pound dog, Mudge. As they go on adventures together, Henry learns many lessons about life, loyalty, and love.

Nate the Great Series – by Marjorie Sharmat
Nate the Great is a boy detective who solves crimes with his dog, Sludge. These books encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries.

Ivy and Bean Series – by Annie Barrows
Ivy and Bean are two girls with opposite personalities who become fast friends despite their differences.

Ready Freddy Series – by Abby Klein
Written by a teacher and parent, this humorous series is about a boy who encounters real-life problems that young students can relate to.

Amelia Bedelia Series– by Peggy Parish or Herman Parish
Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper who takes her instructions literally – creating silly
situations, funny wordplay, and misunderstandings that will appeal to young readers.

Award-winning multicultural books:

A Different Pond by Bao Phi
The relationship between a father and his son and between old and new cultures.

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
Unhei is a young Korean girl who has just moved to America and misses her home.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
The true story of 4 African American women who helped launch men into space.

Islandborn by Junot Diaz
With the help of family and friends, a young girl learns about her culture.

Write a book report on ONE of the books.  Click on the link to print out the book report pages: Book Report p. 1 & 2 (draw a picture of your favorite scene in the box)