In preparation for the upcoming school year, the Lower School summer reading and math assignments will provide the necessary practice for your child to be prepared for the expectations of his/her new Form level. The summer reading assignments from the Form level teachers, in addition to the Lower School Library's Genre Challenge, encourages students to maintain their reading skills. The math lessons are a cumulative review intended for your child to maintain and/or reinforce the prerequisite skills essential for his/her future success in mathematics.
Research demonstrates that many skills are lost due to the absence of regular practice over the summer. Retaining skills as students move up to the next Form level is crucial to their academic performance.
Our Lower School Library's summer reading challenge is a Genre "Bingo" card. We are leaving behind the 1,000 minutes reading challenge and on to something new. What's a genre card, you ask? It's like a Bingo card but with genres. As the students read this summer, they will make a check mark on the genre they read. It is not necessary to fill out the entire chart. All charts turned in during August will count.
Let's start out by guessing the 6 types of genres on this page. For example, if you look at the Form 5 picture, it looks like this might be the mystery genre. Click on the word Mystery below and find out if you guessed correctly. Did the pictures match?
Did you guess correctly? Now, let's have some fun reading this summer. After you finish a book, put a check mark on the correct genre on your Genre Bingo card. How many different genres did you read this summer? For a definition of each genre click here.
Turn your Genre Bingo card in to your teacher the first week of school and win a prize. All genres do not have to be read. Just read and have fun!
All of our library resources are available for the summer. Check out our Flipster magazines, Sora, World Almanac for Kids, Typing Pal, Storyline Online, One More Story, and so much more.