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)


Proctors Needed

Test Proctors Needed!

Testing week is the time of year where we rely most heavily on Volunteer support.   To ensure that all of our testing sessions run smoothly, we need test proctors.  On Tuesday, June 29th we need a minimum of 40 proctors to ensure we do not have a mis-adminitration.  We cannot stress enough the importance of meeting our testing requirements.

Please consider signing up to help us have the most successful outcome for our Champions during End of Grade Testing!

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Special Announcement from Mrs. Girardi

Book Fair at Barnes and Noble this Thursday, June 14!
Please join us at the Barnes and Noble in Biltmore Park (33 Town Square Blvd, Asheville, NC 28803) Thursday, June 14th from 4-7pm. We will have our summer reading lists on-hand and all of the summer reading books ready for you! We will also post our summer reading lists to our website that day.
You can support us by shopping in the store Thursday, 6/14 and Friday, 6/15 or by shopping online from 6/14 – 6/20 with code: 12382941!
In order to reduce paper consumption, we will not be sending home About My Champion Forms with our current Champions this year. We will be passing the forms you filled out this year on to your Champion’s next Collegiate Leader and are using that information to help us build class lists. 
If you would like to fill out a new About My Champion Form for your Champion, please print and complete the linked form above and return it in to your child’s Collegiate Leader! We will also have copies at the front desk. 

Weekly Newsletter

Hi Families,
Thanks for all the signed progress reports that already came back!

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Please update any unpaid field trip balances here. If you have any questions or would like to donate for student field trip balances, please contact Melissa Strong at melissastrong@icimagine.org.



NC Primaries Tomorrow

From NC Board of Elections

Primary Turnout Statistics for Non-Presidential Years: 1990-Present



Registered Voters
Ballots Cast
1990 3,147,867 538,651 17.11%
1994 3,544,095 430,838 12.16%
1998 4,547,438 805,319 17.71%
2002 4,999,736 1,060,667 21.21%
2006 5,460,054 651,086 11.92%
2010 6,105,831 880,128 14.41%
2014 6,516,126 1,028,600 15.79%