Lower Elementary Summer Homework

Students should turn in Summer Homework on the first day of school in September.

1. Summer Reading

  • A. Reading Journal– we strongly recommend that you read each day of summer vacation. Fifteen minutes a day is what you need to do to keep your skills strong. Please write the title of all the books you read and write a 3-sentence response to each book in the Reading Journal provided.
  • B. On the calendars, color in a book each day that you read.
  • C. Parent Read Aloud– we are hoping that all parents will continue reading along to their child this summer. It is a great way for a child to hear correct phrasing, emotion and inflection.

2. Math

  • Please complete the activities in the math workbook. This will help keep your math skills sharp over the summer.

3. Writing

  • A. Please keep a journal over the summer. Your journal entries may be about adventures and activities you have this summer. You may also choose to do some creative writing in your journal. Some ideas are listed separately below to help you get started.
  • B. You may choose to illustrate some or all of your entries.
  • C. Please practice writing in your best handwriting. Refer to the handwriting sheet.

4.  Send us a postcard!

Princeton Montessori School
487 Cherry Valley Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540

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Life Skills

Here are some practical life skills children ages 6-8 should practice. We hope you can plan for some of these activities  as part of your summer fun!

  • How to Tie shoes
  • Zippering and buttoning
  • Snapping fingers
  • Bike-riding skills
  • Skipping
  • Catching/throwing a ball
  • How to use a vacuum
  • Preparing your own breakfast or lunch
  • Mold clay into a ball
  • Card/board games
  • Bounce and dribble a ball
  • Jumping rope
  • Swimming skills
  • Letter writing skills (remember to send a postcard to Jr. I visit the post office!)
  • Memorize phone numbers and addresses
  • Folding laundry
  • Scissor and paper crafts
  • Open a savings account
  • Get a library card/account
  • Plant and care for a window box or section of garden
  • Maintain a bird feeder
  • Plan and pack a picnic for the family
  • Visit a farm–Howell living history farm has great summer activities
  • Visit museums–art, science, history–these all complement our current curriculum–consider audio tours for children

Creative Writing Prompts

  • Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you can’t keep it. You have to give it away to a person or charity. Who would you give it to? What would you want them to do with it?
  • Describe one time when you were brave
  • If you could cook any meal for your family, what would you cook? Describe the meal and tell us how you would make it.
  • Imagine you woke up to seeing a dinosaur in your backyard. Write a story telling us what you see and do.
  • Imagine  you opened your own restaurant. Tell the name of your restaurant. Explain what the restaurant looks like, what you serve, and who works there.
  • Describe your favorite character from a movie, book, or television show.
  • Write a story titled “My Journey on a Pirate Ship.” You and your friends can star in the story!
  • If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be? Describe the pet and how you would take care of it.
  • Do you have any siblings? If so, describe them. If not, tell us weather you want a brother or sister.
  • If you could have lunch with any famous person, who would it be? What would the two of you talk about?
  • Write a story with the title “The Bat Who Couldn’t Fly.”
  • Imagine you were a wonderful painter and your parents aloud you to draw anthing you wanted on your bedroom walls. What would you draw? Use lot’s of details to describe your artwork.
  • Describe the oldest person you know
  • Describe the youngest person you know
  • Do you think a monkey would make a good pet? Describe why or why not.How old were you four years ago? Describe things you can do now which you could not do back then.
  • Imagine you worked at a football stadium. What would your job be? (ex. quarterback, cheerleader,coach, referee, ticket seller) Describe what you would do while doing that job.
  • What do you like best about your home?
  • If you could be on any game show, what would it be? Describe what would happen while you are on that show.
  • Describe your favorite season. What would do during that season that makes it so fun?
  • Write a story titled “The Baby Dragon.”
  • Describe several ways a person your age can earn money.
  • Would you want to visit the moon? Why or why not?
  • If you could spend one afternoon with one member of your extended family, who would you choose?  Tell us why you chose this person and what you do together.
  • Which super power who would like to have the most? Invisibility, super strength, or the ability to fly? What would you do with your new powers?
  • Remember a time you won something. Describe what you won and how you won it.
  • Invent a new kind of sandwich. Describe what it is and how you would make it.
  • Describe one thing you are really good at.
  • Imagine you were twenty feet tall. Describe what life would be like.
  • If you were a doctor, what kind of doctor would you like to be? (ex. Children doctor, eye doctor, veterinarian, dentist) Tell us what your job would be like.