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Summer HW for Students Entering Grade 2
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Monday, July 08, 2019

Summer Homework for Students entering 2nd Grade

You are being assigned the below homework to reinforce skills you have learned and to prepare you for your new grade. Be safe and have fun completing these assignments as a family. Please log onto our school website, for additional information and useful resources.

1. Math: Remember math is all around us and you should use your math skills to tell time, keep track of your spending and count all the exciting memories you make!

Here are some of the math skills to do daily over the summer:

* Read and write the numbers up to 110 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s. Also by starting with various numbers.

* Comparing numbers up to 110 using such phrases as “same as”, “more than”, “greater than”, “fewer than”. Ex. 70 is one more than ___ (69). Also can put a set of numbers from least/smallest to greatest/largest.

* Can state one more than, one less than, 10 more than, 10 less than, for any number given (up to 100).

* Count backwards from any number between 0 and 100.

* List addition facts for 2 through 10. Ex. 8 = 2 + 6 = 3 + 5 = 4 + 4.

* Understanding the inverse operation (reverse relationship between adding and subtracting. Ex. If 8 + 3 = 11 then 11 – 3 = 8 and 11 – 8 = 3.

* Knows answers to addition facts up to 10 + 10 and can state the answer within 2 – 4 seconds.

* Knows all subtraction facts up to 10 – 9 and can state the answer within 2 – 4 seconds.

* Can solve problems like ____ + 2 = 7 and ____ = 6 +10.

* Can measure objects with a ruler to the closest inch. Also can compare 2 or more objects using the words shorter, shortest, longer, longest, taller, tallest.

* Tell time using a standard face clock by the hour and half hour.

* Identify coins by name and value. Ex. Penny = 1 cent, quarter = 25 cents.

* Count coins up to $1.00.

* Solve story problems using addition or subtraction of length, money and time.

* Can describe where an object is located using such words as above, below, behind and in front of. Ex. Sally is in front of Bob.


2. Reading- as your child’s first teacher, there is no better way to teach your child how to read than to share a love of reading. Please read with your child nightly, and visit the library often. The library is offering many reading programs this summer that your child can join and receive prizes for their accomplishments. Please visit Raz-Kids. Also review the sight words with your child. Remember to always pack a book with you everywhere you go!

Recommended Books for 2nd Grade: Authors to look for…

Marjorie Sharmat

Judy Blume

Gertrude Chandler Warner

Cynthia Rylant

Henry Winterfeld

Arnold Lobel

Kate DiCamillo

Caralyn Buehner

Beverly Cleary

Eve Bunting


Peggy Rathman

Marc Brown

3. Writing- Please have your child keep a journal about events that they have experienced over the summer, things they have done, books they have read or just about how they feel. This teaches them to find their voice in their writing and help them foster a love of writing.


4. Vocabulary- Please work with your child on these skills as you increase their academic language by having rich discussions with them. Ask you child to talk to you about the characters, setting, and conflict in books you read. Use math words to describe things you do throughout the day (i.e. We are leaving at 1:00 pm, I am drinking one cup of water). Encourage detail writing in their journal, what happened first, second, last.


Online Resources to use over the summer: Raz-Kids,,,,,,


Students are expected to bring the journal to school by Thursday, September 5,2019 and be prepared to discuss their journal entries.

Have a great summer!!! See you on September 5, 2019

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