Include a book list for parents to read over the summer with their children. This will allow for the integration of subjects as well as practice math concepts. Have parents and children write down the books they read, even those not on the list. Stickers or small prizes can be awarded when school begins.
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker
Color Dance by Ann Jonas
My Little Counting Book by Roger Priddy
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Counting Colors by Roger Priddy
Eric Carle’s Opposites by Eric Carle
What’s Up Duck? A Book of Opposites by Tad Hills
A follow up letter a few weeks before school starts can help remind students that their summer math packets will be due when school begins in September, Again, reiterate to parents that this will not be graded but instead will be used to help the teacher create the curriculum and focus for the year ahead.