Summer Reading List

for Students Entering 1st Grade

This summer, concentrate on The 4 R's:

rest, relaxation, recovery, and READING

Summer reading is a way to instill a lifelong commitment to literacy. Assigned reading lists begin next year; we do, however, recommend a consistent reading regime over the summer.  Continued reading practice is proven to help prevent summer loss--a documented phenomenon where children lose ground in critical skills due to lack of use. We encourage your rising first grader to read as often as possible to retain his reading aptitude from kindergarten. As you make your book selections, please be sure they complement your child’s interests and reading abilities.

If you are looking for suggestions, the Lexington Public Library has a wonderful list. Visit http://lexpublib.org/booksinkindergarten.  The local book stores offer various summer reading programs, as well as great book selections.

Have a great summer spending time with good books!