At Park, we believe summer reading and math work helps children practice the skills they learned during the previous year and prepares them for the school year ahead.
We are pleased to share a list of Summer Reading Ideas, curated and updated by the Park Library team. The offerings support a wide range of reading preferences across all age groups, including adults. As a reading community, we hope to share and promote a lifelong love of reading and a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Summer Reading Ideas
A curated list of books from Park's Library Team.
This year, Park purchased a book a day by a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color author or illustrator for our collection.
Very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction and nonfiction for the adult reader.
Just as students benefit from reading throughout the summer, regular practice with problem solving, computation, and math facts will strengthen and maintain mathematical gains made during the school year. We recommend that students try to integrate 15-20 minutes of math activities into each day.
- Upper Division students are required to complete a summer math packet to retain and refresh their work from the prior year. These packets can be found on your family portal via the button labeled "Summer Academic Work."
- For students who would benefit from targeted skill practice, we recommend that families purchase the Spectrum Math Workbook.
- Online resources, such as IXL and Khan Academy offer great practice.
- For additional stretch and challenge, we recommend Problems of the Week on the MathCounts website, previous AMC8 contest competitions and previous Purple Comet competitions.