All families should think about how they can continue their child’s learning through the summer! Let’s work together to get our students ready to start running when school begins in September.
Sumner School Summer Learning Packets:
Sumner staff have put together some fun reading, writing, and math activities to help our students prepare for the next school year. Try to read and/or work on your packets a little bit each day over the summer to prevent summer learning loss and be ready to soar in the new school year!
Summer Reading Together 2023 is sponsored by the Boston Public Library (BPL), Boston Public Schools, and WGBH.
These booklists were compiled by librarians from BPL, the Departments of English Language Arts and Library Services, and ELA teachers from BPS.
Summer Reading Together engages students to share the experience of reading and talking about books they read over the summer when school begins.
To access books in an eBook format:1. Go to your Clever access and login2. Find the Sora App - It has a blue spaceship3. When Sora opens, click the Summer Reading Together 2023 banner and find your book.
This initiative aims to prevent summer reading loss, encourage pleasure reading, and foster a culture of readers. Our focus is to motivate, engage, and cultivate a culture of readers.
Summer Reading Lists for Grades K-2:
Summer Reading Lists for Grades 3-5:
Summer Reading Lists for Grades 6-8:
Did you know that you could enter to win tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway? All you have to do is write a brief description of a book you’ve read this summer. Who are the characters, what happens in the story, and what did you like about it?
This summer, please enjoy at least two books from the lists above. You can read aloud to your child, invite your child to read to you or read together.
As you are reading, please find ideas that stand out to you. You can also think about the following questions:
- How are the characters feeling? What in the book tells you how the characters feel?
- Who is your favorite character in the story and why?
- What connections can you make between your own life and the characters and situations in this book? What is different from your experiences?
- Why is the topic of this book important or interesting to you? What would you want other people to know about this topic?
- What new information are you learning?
- What more do you want to learn about this topic? What in the text makes you want to learn more about this topic?
Discuss your questions and reactions to the book. Consider making notes with Post-its or on a piece of paper as you read or share your thoughts in your way: a picture, bookmark, flip-book, padlet, Tik-Tok, Flipgrid. Share your creations with someone. Have fun reading across Boston in parks, on the Greenway, and along the Charles.
In September, bring your book to school. Be prepared to discuss this with your school community.
Enjoy Boston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. There are reading activities planned all summer long. Visit this site for more ideas. https://www.bpl.org/youth-
Ask your librarian for an application or download it below.
Also check out various arts and culture activities offered throughout the summer by the city of Boston and local organizations:
Summer meal sites: Summer meal sites throughout the city are listed on the program website. To find meal locations by phone, you can call 1-800-645-8333. You can also text "Food" or "Comida" to 304-304. Or download the app: iPhone | Android
You can also reserve free and discounted museum passes through the Boston Public Library.
Kids Bowl Free: register to receive free bowling passes at Boston Bowl!
Some additional educational websites the Sumner Specialist teachers recommend are:
- The Kids Should See This (http://thekidshouldseethis.com/)
- Ms. Kate’s Tumbler (msk21cclass.tumblr.com)
- Ology @org(http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/ology-cards)
- For younger students, Peep and The Big Wide World (http://peepandthebigwideworld.com)
- Several sites for kids to use (kidsites.com/sites-edu/math.htm) for grades K thru 8
- Khan Academy (khanacademy.org/math) for grades 3 thru12
- Hooda Math (www.com) for grades K thru 8)
- Arcademics (arcademics.com/games/) for grades K thru 6
- MathPlayground (mathplayground.com)
Look for additional information in student packages given out on Step-Up Day in June.