2021 – 2022 Summer Projects and Supply Lists


Alphabet Book: Students will use the Alphabet book template to create an alphabet book about any subject of their choosing. They need to be sure to write the capital and lowercase letter on the specified letter page, as well as draw pictures associated with the corresponding letter (students may trace if need be!)

Number Book: Students will complete the counting, coloring, and tracing activities in the math packet.

Additional Practice:

1st Grade

ABC About ME Book: Students will use the Alphabet template to make an ABC book all about them! Be sure to include colorful and fun images.

3D Shape Wanted Poster: Students will choose one 3-D shape and create a wanted poster for this shape. The poster will include the name of the shape, a drawn picture of the shape, attributes of the shape, and real-world examples (clippings from magazines or images printed from the internet) in the "Recently seen as" section.

For all summer reading activities, students are to choose ONE book from the list of options (according to the grade they will enter in the 2021-2022 school year) and then complete an activity from the "Creative Alternatives to Book reports" activity for the book they chose.

2nd Grade

Summer Reading Creative Alternatives to Book Reports activity

Don't Touch My Hair! ........................ Sharee Miller
We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States ..... David Catrow
The Giving Tree ......................................... Shel Silverstein
The Lion and the Mouse ....................... Aesop


Create your own Lemonade Stand: Students will be responsible for managing a lemonade stand including pricing and advertising.

3rd Grade

Summer Reading Creative Alternatives to Book Reports activity

Ada Twist, Scientist…..Andrea Beaty
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty
CatStronauts….. by Drew Brockington
Pedro’s Big Goal… Fran Manushkin
Meet Yasmin! Saadia Faruqi

Representing Multiplication in Multiple Ways: Students will use the template to show several different ways to display one multiplication equation. Students will also cut out and create all the "cootie catchers" for multiplication practice for facts 2-12.

4th Grade

Summer Reading Creative Alternatives to Book Reports activity

A Boy Called Bat (series) by Elana K. Arnold
See you in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido
I survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

Geometry City: Students will use their knowledge of geometry to construct their very own city.

5th Grade

Summer Reading Creative Alternatives to Book Reports activity

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
Glitch by Laura Martin
The 39 Clues #10 by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

Road Trip!: Students will use the template as a guide to plan a fun summer trip.

6th Grade

Summer Reading Creative Alternatives to Book Reports activity

6th Grade:

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano (Science)
Where the Red Fern Grows By Wilson Rawls
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech (Poetry)
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition by William Kamkwamba (STEM)


6th IASP:

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
My Life as an Ice-Cream Sandwich By Ibi Zoboi (Science)
The Missing Book 1: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Science)
Inside Out and Back Again By Thanhha Lai (2011) 272 pages (Told in Verse) (Poetry)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Marble Run: Students will create a marble run (or track) using different angles. Be sure to bring in your completed marble course.

7th Grade

Summer Reading Creative Alternatives to Book Reports activity

7th Grade:

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (1978) 192 pages
Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech (Poetry)
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones


7th Grade IASP:

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Miracle in the Cave: The 12 Lost Boys, Their Coach, and the Heroes Who Rescued Them by Liam Cochrane

Design your own Coordinate Plane Image: Students will design their own image and provide the corresponding ordered pairs in hopes that someone is able to reconstruct the image they created.

8th Grade

Summer Reading Creative Alternatives to Book Reports activity

 8th Grade:

· Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

· Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

· Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust

· We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

· The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Poetry)

· Outcasts United : The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town by Warren St. John


8th Grade IASP:

· The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

· OTHER WORDS FOR HOME by Jasmine Warga (Poetry)

· The Maze Runner by James Dashner

· The Inside Battle by Melanie Sumrow (PTSD?)

· Bees on the Roof by Robbie Shell (STEM)


Exponent Clock: Students will use their knowledge of exponents to create exponents to represent numbers on a clock. Students will then create a physical or digital version of their exponent clocks.