# Summer Activities for Future Third Graders!

**Dear Parents,**

**School is almost out, and summer vacation will be here very soon! Here are some suggestions for activities to do with your future third grader.**

**read every day: read to your child, and have your child read to you, his or her siblings, or to read to himself or herself. In English and any other language!****write every day: have your child write a summer journal of what they have experienced daily, write to each other in an interactive journal, inspire your child to write POETRY!****read the poetry of Amy Ludwig Van Derwater, Zoë Ryder White, Kristine O’Connell George and others. Inspire your child to look at the world with poet’s eyes.****for more math practice, find the Common Core codes, and google loads of activities****above all, treasure the time you spend together!**

**Here are some online resources:**

**a. Online games in math and reading:**

**http://www.abcya.com/third_grade_computers.htm****http://www.funbrain.com/FBSearch.php?Grade=3****http://www.turtlediary.com/grade-3-games.html****http://www.softschools.com/grades/3rd_grade/math/**

**b. Work with reading and reading fluency: http://www.readnaturally.com/ search for summer activities, and you will find, among other activities:
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**http://www.readnaturally.com/****http://www.readnaturally.com/about-us/blog/summer-fun-with-one-minute-reader**

**c. Work with math fluency**

**Great games for fluency: http://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/21865****http://mathcc2.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/2oa2-math-fact-memory-game.html math fact fluency games****for basic facts fluency, Xtra math: https://xtramath.org/****http://www.secondgrademathmaniac.com/2012/02/building-subtraction-fluency.html fluency in subtraction****Kenken problems and answers: http://krazydad.com/inkies/ (do the “easy” problems, with only addition and subtraction)****http://www.mathplayground.com/common_core_state_standards_for_mathematics_grade_2.html****http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/2nd-grade-math.html****please remember to have your child ALWAYS explain his or her strategies!**

**d. Work with math word problems (rich tasks, when they genuinely inspire children to think and stretch their capabilities)
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**https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/2****http://www.berkeleyschools.net/ccmath/challenge-tasks-second-grade/****http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/math/2nd_grade_addition_and_subtraction_word_problems/quiz3808.html****http://www.softschools.com/math/worksheets/print_sheets2.jsp****generate these problems: http://www.softschools.com/math/word_problems/worksheets/**

**e. Ideas for writing:**

**http://www.writingprompts.net/3rd-grade/****second grade monthly writing prompts: http://www.scasd.org/Page/2806**

**f. Work with reading comprehension:**

**http://www.ncsu.edu/project/lancet/third.htm****http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/comprehension_language_second_2nd_grade.htm****http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/main_idea_theme_language_arts_third_3rd_grade.htm**

**g. Summer reading books/ suggested books**

**http://us.macmillan.com/all/editorslist/Childrens/RecommendedReadingforSecondGrade****https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/second-grade****http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/special-reports/building-your-classroom-library/the-best-books-for-grades-3-5****http://www.education.com/magazine/article/second-grade-summer-reading-list/?page=3**

**h. free online books**

**http://www.magickeys.com/books/****http://tarheelreader.org/find/?search=&category=&reviewed=R&audience=E&language=en&page=1****http://staff.prairiesouth.ca/~cassidy.kathy/browserbooks/level910.htm**

**The future third graders have worked very, very hard this year and it has been an honor working with them.**

**We thank all of you for all the support you have given your child, and also the support you have given us. Take care and have a wonderful summer!**

**The Second Grade Team**