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Lower School Summer Assignments

Summer Reading and Math Programs 2021

Over the summer, each child in rising first through fifth grades will read a required amount of minutes, keep a reading log, and complete two book reports. Students should not complete a book report on the required summer book. Click to see a copy of the Lower School Recommended Reading List. Successful completion of the summer reading is part of the Reading Award requirement.

Rising kindergarten students will be required to participate in a guided reading program that includes five books at the emergent level of reading. Completion of this assignment by kindergarten students earns a Certificate of Accomplishment.

The math program for rising first-grade students will consist of a GoMath workbook. The math program for rising second through fifth-grade students will consist of a Math Minutes workbook. This program is to assist students with maintaining their memory of math facts and to allow them to practice basic math skills during the summer months. Please purchase the Math Minutes workbook corresponding to your child’s most recently completed grade.

Students are also required to complete IXL skills during the summer months.

Math Minutes, Go Math, and grade-level book assignments can be purchased online. 

Lower School Reading Award Requirements 2021-2022

Rising First Grade 

In addition to the summer reading requirements, first-grade students must read 12 books (fiction and nonfiction) during the school year and complete a book report for each title to be eligible for the Carlisle Reading Award.  These books do not have to be selected from the Carlisle School Recommended Reading List but must be pre-approved by the homeroom teacher.

Rising Second Grade In addition to the summer reading requirements, second-grade students must read 20 books (fiction and nonfiction) during the school year and complete a book report for each title to be eligible for the Carlisle Reading Award.  These books do not have to be selected from the Carlisle School Recommended Reading List but must be pre-approved by the homeroom teacher.

Rising Third Grade In addition to the summer reading requirements, third-grade students must read 20 books (fiction and nonfiction) during the school year and complete a book report for each title to be eligible for the Carlisle Reading Award.  These books do not have to be selected from the Carlisle School Recommended Reading List but must be pre-approved by the homeroom teacher.  Nonfiction books must include at least 1 title from each Dewey Decimal category.

Rising Fourth Grade In addition to the summer reading requirements, fourth-grade students must read 20 books (fiction and nonfiction) during the school year and complete a book report for each title to be eligible for the Carlisle Reading Award.  These books do not have to be selected from the Carlisle School Recommended Reading List but must be pre-approved by the homeroom teacher.  Nonfiction books must include at least 1 title from each Dewey Decimal category.

Rising Fifth Grade 

In addition to the summer reading requirements, fifth-grade students must read 20 books (fiction and nonfiction) during the school year and complete a book report for each title to be eligible for the Carlisle Reading Award.  These books do not have to be selected from the Carlisle School Recommended Reading List but must be pre-approved by the homeroom teacher.  Nonfiction books must include at least 1 title from each Dewey Decimal category.