4th Grade Summer Assignment

Dear Parents / Guardians,
The summer months provide the perfect opportunity to extend and enrich your child's reading experiences. As a grade level, we have selected a non-fiction magazine that ALL of our students entering fourth grade are required to read.  They will also need to complete activities that go along with the texts.  The non-fiction magazine is National Geographic Explorer: Lively Lizards.  There are 3 articles inside to be read:
1.  Lively Lizards by Lana Costantini
2.  Passport to Wonder by Marylou Tousignant
3.  A-Maize-Ing by Susan Goodman
As a culminating activity after reading the three articles, students will need to choose 5 activities from the attached project menu.  Activities should be completed on separate sheets of paper. 
Students will also be required to complete a weekly math program.  Attached there are activities for each week of the summer that need to be completed and mastered.  The skills cover place value, addition and subtraction, and the multiplication math facts.  At the end of the packet, we have attached the Multiplication Math Facts too.  Every student entering the fourth grade must know these and have them memorized in order to be successful in math this school year.  At test on the multiplication facts will be given on the first days of school.
This summer packet will be due the Monday of the first full week of school: September 10,2018.  These assignments will count as the first Math, Literacy, and Science grades.
Thank you and have a wonderful summer.
Your Fourth Grade Teachers
Helpful Reading Tips:
  • Children should read 10-20 minutes per day.
  • Encourage your child to select books that interest them.
  • Make sure your child is reading nonfiction as well as fiction.
  • Encourage your child to read magazines and newspapers.
  • Ask you child questions about the book: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How
  • Review comprehension, vocabulary, and listening skills when reading aloud with your child.
  • Have your child coordinate reading discussion with their friends.
  • Have your child keep a reading log and jot down favorite lines, new vocabulary, or themes they find in the stories they read.