Rising Third Grade Summer Reading


Below are the details of the rising third grade summer project.

Your champion will need a book, a cereal box, and index cards.

I will send this printed as well as the optional template, some extra Game Templates, and Xtramath information with end of year report cards and iReady scores. Please keep these individualized papers so that you will have them to reference for summer projects. If your champion will miss the last days of school or would prefer the report card mailed to you please send a self addressed stamp envelope as soon as possible.

3rd Grade Summer Project
Chose a book to read from the following list. This will be the book you write your cereal box
book report on. Do NOT choose a book that you have already read. This summer project will
be due back the first Friday of school.

Book list:
1. Ivy and Bean #1 by Annie Barrows
2. Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
3. My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannet
4. The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary
5. Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Cereal Box Summer Book Report
Front of the Box: Title, Author, Summary
Include the title and author of your book. Draw an illustration of your favorite part and write a summary
of the story with at least 8 sentences. This should include the main sequence of events. (What
happened in the beginning, middle, and end?) Please be sure to use complete sentences (Use spelling
and sentence rules please). An optional plot chart is attached to this project for planning the summary.

Left Side: Ingredient List
Include each main character and the setting from the story. Write a sentence describing about each

Right Side: Math Connection
Write an appropriate grade level word problem for your classmates to solve using the characters and
setting from your story. This could include 3 digit-addition, 3 digit-subtraction, time, money, etc…
Write your answer on the bottom of your cereal box so that we can’t peek at it while we solve.
Example: Ralph has 327 red motorcycles and 145 blue motorcycles. How many more red motorcycles
does Ralph have? (Written on bottom of box: 327-145=182 more red motorcycles)

Top of the Box: Rate your Book
How many stars would you give it? 2-3 sentences on your opinion of the book.

Back of the Box: Game
Design a game that is based on the story. It can be a word search, a word scramble, a maze, a
crossword puzzle, a hidden picture illustration, or any other fun activity that might be found on the back
of a cereal box that includes information from the book.

OPTIONAL PRIZE Inside the box:
Cereal boxes often include a prize. Your prize must be something the main character could have used
in the book or something that reminds you of the main character. You can even include a picture of the
prize on the front of your box to let the reader know what is inside the box.

Math Project: Addition and Subtraction Flash Cards
Make addition and subtraction flashcards for facts 0-20 using notecards.
The problem should be in the front, the answer on the back.
Practice your fluency with these cards all summer for speed and accuracy and bring them to school
during your first week back.
Example: 9+8= (on front)
17 (on back)


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