Incoming 1st Grade

Assalamu Alaikum 1st graders.

Alhumdillah you have completed kindergarten. Although summer has come, please do continue to do summer reading with your parents. It is very important at this level to read as much as possible. If you have a library card, e books are being made available so kids can read
right at home. I have attached a summer assignment for you. Inshallah complete it over your summer break and bring to school in September. I hope you all have a happy and safe summer vacation!

Jazakallah!
Sister Benazir

http://www.baytuliman.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Summer-Assignment-Packet.pdf

Incoming 2nd Grade

Assalamu Alaikum!
Welcome to 2nd grade. Although summer has come, please do
continue to do summer reading on a daily basis. It is very important
at this level to read as much as possible. If you have a library card, e
books are being made available so kids can read right at home. I
have attached a summer assignment for you. Inshallah complete it
over your summer break and bring to school in September. I hope
you all have a happy and safe summer vacation! Jazakallah!
Sister Benazir

Assignments:

  1. Complete the worksheet which has been provided for the two
    books which have been listed under required.
  2. The books under required reading must be read!
  3. Optional books are attached. (I highly suggest to READ! READ!)
    Required reading: (Must read and complete worksheet for both)
  4. Are you My Mother ? by P.D Eastman
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4iow2hgdrqv5rrd/Are%20You%20My%20Mot
    her%20%28%20PDFDrive.com%20%29.pdf?dl=0
  5. Where the Wild Things Are
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qlfjvo3bwk75qxm/JT_Where%20the%20Wild
    %20Things%20Are.pdf?dl=0

    Optional Reading:
  6. Little Bear Goes to the Moon
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eirpbclk5mq513u/Little_Bear_Goes_to_the_
    Moon%20Comprehension%20and%20Story%20%281%29%20%281%29.p
    df?dl=0
  7. Hop on Pop
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gkqcxiyub19t4tn/Hop%20on%20Pop%
    20%28Beginner%20Books%29%20%28%20PDFDrive.com%20%29.p
    df?dl=0
  8. We All Need Forgiveness
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ejl1so26owfrb4/We%20All%20Need%20For
    giveness%20%28%20PDFDrive.com%20%29.pdf?dl=0
  9. Hide and Seek
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/liap5m6c082744d/001-HIDE-AND-SEEKFree-Childrens-Book-By-Monkey-Pen.pdf?dl=0
  10. Frog and Toad are Friends
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/a07fqft3f1rpvvr/Frog%20And%20Toad%20Ar
    e%20Friends%20%28%20PDFDrive.com%20%29.pdf?dl=0
  11. Are We There Yet?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/85qp0upblt22gjb/024-ARE-WE-THERE-ETFree-Childrens-Book-By-Monkey-Pen.pdf?dl=0
  12. Ducklings
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/c1l3ymcouhpwbf3/ducklings.pdf?dl=0

Use the following Book Report Template:

Incoming 3rd Grade

Summer is an exciting time of the year, kids like to have fun everyday. I  would love to know what you guys did the whole summer. The students should make a journal entry every day before going to bed, writing what they did whole day. I don’t want entire essays but a couple of lines with date and day explaining how did you spend your day.

Please decorate your journals and bring it back the following school year. This will be graded in your MP 1.

Suggested Titles for Incoming Third Graders – 2020

 Suzy Kline Rats on the Roof               James Marshall

 Cam Jansen (series)                            David A. Adler

 The Bravest Dog Ever                          Natalie Standiford

 Freckle Juice                                         Judy Blume

 From Flower to Honey                        Robin Nelson

 Toys Go Out                                         Emily Jenkins

 The Name Jar                                      Yangsook Choi

 I Face the Wind                                     Vicki Cobb

 Author: A True Story                            Helen Lester

 Living Color                                          Steve Jenkins

 Amber Brown is Not a Crayon             Paula Danziger

 Arthur’s Teacher Trouble                     Marc Brown

 Class Clown                                        Johanna Hurwitz

 I Was a Third Grade Spy                    Mary Jane Auch

 Muggie Maggie                                   Beverley Cleary

Incoming 4th Grade

Dear Students,

          It has been a pleasure teaching and working with all of you. I enjoyed watching you grow and learn throughout the year. I know you will do an amazing job next year! As much as we want to forget about school in the summer, we can’t quite forget about our favorite summer reading! :) To help you be more prepared for next year, I have suggested a few book titles that you can try reading over the summer. They may be challenging at first, but I know you will get the hang of them. I can’t wait to hear all about your stories when you return next year , inshallah. Have a great summer everyone!

Book Titles For Incoming Fourth Graders

While reading the suggested books, please write  the following elements in the stories: 

  • Plot – the main events of the book
  • Characters –  people who are in the book. There are main characters, who are the center characters of the story and minor characters, who don’t appear often and have a smaller role.
  • Setting – where the story takes place. Keep in mind there can be multiple settings
  • Conflict – the issue the main characters are trying to resolve
  • Resolution – the solution to the problem

Series

  • American Girl Series – Various Authors
  • Ivy and Bean Series – Annie Barrows
  • I CAN READ: Amelia Bedelia Series – Peggy Parish
  • A-Z Mysteries Series – Ron Roy
  • Clementine Series – Sara Pennypacker
  • Junie. B Jones – Barbara Park
  • Magic Tree House Series – Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Boxcar Children – Gertrude Chandler Warner

Read Biographies of famous people

  • Who Was? – Various authors ( The books are basic biographies of important people and were written by different authors)
  • An example from the “Who Was” series:
  • Helen Keller’s Teacher – Margaret Davidson
  • My Dream of Martin Luther King – Faith Ringgold

https://www.k12reader.com/reading-logs/RL-Summer-Plain.pdf      

READING LOG

Incoming 5th Grade

Summer reading is crucial.  Reading is like exercise; when you stop and then go back to it you will only have aches and pains.  Continue reading so you are ready for school in September.  Read the assigned book and the optional book if you want. The pdf of each book is included.  Many libraries offer ebooks to be taken out online with a library card.  Complete the assignment below and submit to your Language Arts teacher the first week of school.

Assignment:

  1. Discuss the theme (overall message) of the book.  
  2. Write a character sketch of one of the characters where you include the personality and physical characteristics.
  3. Write about your favorite part of the book and why it is your favorite.
  4. Draw a new book cover for your book.

Required reading of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

https://www.abss.k12.nc.us/cms/lib02/NC01001905/Centricity/Domain/3797/number-the-stars-lois-lowry.pdf

Optional book:

Matilda by Roald Dahl

http://jssisdubai.com/Document/Uploaded/Matilda.pdf

As you read your book it is recommended that you have a sheet of paper folded in half as your “bookmark”.  Record any new words, ideas, and your thoughts as you read.  Keep in mind the assignment above, so you can refer to your “bookmark” when you do your assignment.  This can easily be done with sticky notes as well.  Enjoy your book and have a safe and healthy summer!