Lower El Summer Reading Challenge

First and Second Year
Summer of 2018
Reading Assignments 
Activities to Help Prevent Summer Lag

Many families ask, "What can my child work on over the summer?"  Here are a few suggestions and assignments to help your child not have summer lag when we return in August.


  • Reading

All students will be given two summer reading assignments to complete  and are strongly encouraged to read on a daily basis.  


Assignment 1: Charleston County Public Library Summer Reading Program Participation

Enjoy this FREE program at any of our locations from June 1 through July 31. Register online at home or at any CCPL branch, and keep track of points earned by reading a story. One page or one minute = one point. Earn prizes when you reach 300 points (5 hours), 900 points (15 hours) and 1800 points (30 hours).

Use the library's Summer Reading website to keep track of what you read, and turn it in for great prizes. Prize drawings will be held throughout the summer, and all you need to do is visit the library or attend a program to enter. Nearly 700 programs are set, including magicians, storytellers and more.

Assignment 2: Story in a Bag or Box or Can

The children use prompts from the bag to re-tell the story. The purpose of the activity is to work on reading comprehension as well as developing language and speaking skills:

Children will bring  it to school the first week. Due Date: Wednesday, August 22


  • Reflex Math


Your child's reflex math account will remain active until the end of June 2018.  If your child has not mastered the level in which they are working we strongly encourage your child to continue working on this goal over the summer.  If your child completes the addition/subtraction level and is ready to move to Multiplication after the school year.  Please email me and I will be happy to move them to the next level.  

If your child is a rising 4th year and is continuing to master the levels. PLEASE, PLEASE have your child work on these skills consistently over the summer.  Multiplication and  division are a foundational skill needed for many of the fourth year math lessons.  

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