Dear Parent/Guardian of Upcoming Third Grader,
Below is a list of items that I am requiring your child to have in order to be a successful third grader. If these items could be brought on the first day of school, it would be greatly appreciated. If you should have any trouble finding these items or any questions regarding the list, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations of Ziploc bags and Band-Aids would be greatly appreciated.
Please note that this list is separate from the Art supply list that they will receive. Please do not over buy drawing supplies or “toy-like’ items. I wish you a safe, enjoyable summer! I cannot wait to meet you in August.
Dear Parent/Guardian of Upcoming Third Grader:
In order to maintain reading skills and continue to increase your child’s reading comprehension, I am requesting that he/she participate in a summer reading program. I’ve included a bingo sheet (attached below) for your son/daughter to complete throughout the summer. For every piece of reading material they complete, color the corresponding bingo box. I ask that you initial the box after the student has filled in. It may be a book of their choice, preferably a chapter book of an appropriate level. Upon their return to school in August, students will be required to turn in the summer reading project. . Please be aware that your local library also offers a reading program and activities they may participate in throughout the summer. Here is a list of books that may interest your son/daughter:
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald. J. Sobol
Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald
I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis
Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar
Please note that these are just some suggestions; they are not required to read them. Remember every piece of material they read can only help. I wish you an enjoyable, safe, and relaxing summer! I can’t wait to meet you in August.