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    (for my rising 1st graders)

    Many parents have asked for ideas for the summer.    The most important thing you can do is read, read, read this summer. Read to your child, with your child, and listen to your child read.

     Reading and Writing require lots of practice.  Consider working together with your child to make a list of things to do in the summer in a journal(small notebook or stapled paper).  Then as you take a day trip to Springton Manor or play at Bell Tavern Park, ask them to write about a small moment that they had there.  This journal would be a great keepsake as well as a great resource for their writing pockets in 1st grade.

    Another writing idea.... keep a journal using the prompts here.  Your child should be able to write 3-4 sentences to answer the prompt.  Encourage them to draw a picture and label it as well.

    Summer Journal ideas

    Check out the local library or book store for some fun new books to read together or independently.   The book bingo is full of series and books that the kids will love.   Try to encourage 15 minutes a few times a day for a reading.  In my house we do it in the afternoon as a cool down time and then again at night.  

    Summer Book Bingo

    Letter from Mrs. Colvin (same as the one in the bag from final pickup)