Summer Reading: The summer months provide an opportune time to read, enjoy stories and learn new information from books. When parents and children read together, they are building language and new knowledge. They also create wonderful memories and experiences, which stay with children for many years. Our staff have put together summer reading lists designed to foster enjoyment of reading, to expose students to a variety of genres, and to encourage independent reading. It is intended to help students maintain reading proficiencies acquired during the school year.

 

 


Kindergarten through Grade Five:

 

 

All students in Kindergarten through Grade Five have reading lists posted.
Please visit this google folder to download some suggested titles for summer reading sorted by grade level.

Grades 6-8: For the last few years, BFCCPS middle school students have participated in Summer Book Clubs.

 

Please see the descriptions of all book choices for summer 2021 reading linked here. Students will select the book that they’re interested in reading using a google form. As they read, students should think about the following Reflection Questions and then they will meet in Book Clubs (a group of students and one faculty member who read the same book) in the fall to discuss these questions, as well as any other thoughts that they might have.

*Although we believe that all choices are generally appropriate for students in grades 6-8, we have also included links to Common Sense Media when available to allow parents an opportunity to review choices for themes and content with their children. We have also included some Young Adult selections this year that may contain more mature themes and content. Parental permission will be required if students select these novels.

Please email Kelsey Kolic at kkolic@bfccps.org with any questions about Summer Book Clubs.

Math Enrichment:
Kids and adults alike enjoy playing games that are fun and motivating. Games give students opportunities to explore fundamental number concepts, such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Engaging mathematical games can also encourage students to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other important mathematical concepts. Further, they afford opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning. Providing repeated opportunities for students to play games, allows mathematical ideas to emerge as students notice new patterns, relationships, and strategies.
This summer, try playing some of the games below with your child for a chance to build some valuable math skills and some family fun. Game on!
Card/Dice Games:
Math War
Pig
Two-Fisted Pennies
Nim-7
Nim
Acing Math Card Games
Coordinate Grid Battleship
Online Games:
Turtle Pond
Factorize
Product Game
Board Games:
Tiny Polka Dot
Prime Climb
Set
Mancala