Second Grade Summer Reading 2011-2012

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Second Grade Summer Reading

Dear Parents,
Below you will find the Summer Reading list for the incoming second graders at Notre Dame Academy for the 2011-2012 school year. Reading is such an integral part of your child’s academic development, and I hope that each student will foster a love of reading. The goal of summer reading is to refine your child’s reading skills and encourage them to read for pleasure. This list includes books for three levels of reading: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Please have your child read books at his or her reading level. A good way to determine if a book is too difficult for your child is if he or she cannot read 4 or more words on one page.

Your child should pick five of the books from this list and five of their own books to read this summer. They will complete two “Thinking Map” book reports, which will be turned in on the first day of school (please see back page for instructions). Please also use the Summer Reading Log (attached) to record all book read this summer.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

Dinosaurs before Dark, Magic School Bus Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Talking about what your child reads helps him or her practice critical thinking skills that we will be focusing on in Second Grade. Some extension ideas are to ask your child, “Who were the main characters in this story?”, “Did you like this story? Why or why not?”, “What happened in the beginning, middle, and end of this story?”, “Could you retell the story to me in your own words?”, “What was the main problem in this story? How did the characters in the book solve the problem?” Your child could also make up an alternate ending to any of the stories.

Enjoy your summer and happy reading!
Mrs. Hammer
Thinking Maps Book Reports
Due: September 7, 2011 (The First Day of School!)

Double Bubble Book Report:
Choose one of the books you read from the Summer Reading list. From this book, choose two characters from the story. Make a Double-Bubble Thinking Map to tell about the two characters and how they are alike and different. You must use all of the bubbles, and you may even add more! Remember, the bubbles in the middle tell about BOTH characters; the bubbles on either side tell about only the character they are connected to. Do not forget to include the Frame of Reference, or how you know the information. On the back of the paper, use colored pencils to draw a picture of the two characters you chose.

Flow Map Book Report:
Chose a different book you read from the Summer Reading list. In your own words, summarize what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. In the first flow map box write what happened in the beginning of the story. In the second box write what happened in the middle. And in the third box write what happened at the end of the story. Please use complete sentences! Underneath each box use bullet points to tell about important details from that part of the story or draw pictures to show what happened. If you choose to draw pictures, please use colored pencils. Do not forget to include the Frame of Reference, or how you know the information.

Notre Dame Academy

Supply List - Grade 2

Please label all supplies and uniforms with your child’s first and last name.

* Items that can be purchased through Innisbrook

Bring these items on the first day:

  • 1 backpack (no wheels or rolling backpacks)

  • 2 boxes #2 pencils sharpened (no mechanical)*

  • 4 folders with inside pockets*

  • 1 box Crayola crayons (16 or 24 max)*

  • 1 set of Crayola thick markers*

  • 1 set of Crayola thin markers*

  • 1 box of Crayola colored pencils*

  • 1 Mead Composition Book – 100 Sheet College Ruled 9 ¾ x 7 ½ (Staples)*

  • 4 Book Sox (Solid Colors: red, blue, black, and green)

  • 1 CLEAR heavy-duty (zipper type) pencil case that contains:*

  • 2 red ballpoint pens (with cap – no clicks)*

  • 2 white erasers*

  • 1 pair of scissors*

  • 3 black Sharpie markers (ultra-fine or extra-fine)*

  • 1 Elmer’s Glue (4-oz. bottle)*

  • 2 large glue sticks (clear only) – label only one*

  • 1 package plain pencil cap erasers*

homework assignment book and writing paper that will be given to each student

during the first week and again after Christmas vacation. This is the only paper

that will be accepted for homework and assigned projects.
Please bring these items on the second week:

  • 3 large boxes of Kleenex (to be shared in the classroom)*

  • 1 box of Baby Wipes*

  • 1 large box of Clorox Wipes (2 small if ordered through Innisbrook)*

  • 1 box of small Zip lock-bags (girls only)*

  • 1 box of large Zip-lock bags (boys only)*

You will also need to purchase clear contact paper to cover the various workbooks that we use in class (this can be kept at home).

Please do not bring any other notebooks, pencil boxes, pencils with toys on top, staplers, pencil sharpeners or decorative erasers.

Thank you!

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