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Summer Learning

Summer Math

Just like reading, regular practice over the summer with problem solving, computation and math facts will maintain and strengthen the mathematical gains you made over the school year. We would actually prefer if mathematics was as entwined in our everyday thinking as reading is. This article highlighting a Harvard study, offers the specifics of four ways to integrate math into the fun of summer.

  1. Highlight the math in everyday activities.

  2. Read short math stories together.  Go to BedTime Math for some ideas to incorporate math into your daily family routines or Capstone Library (with: Username: summer18 and password: lovetoread) to search for math ebooks.

  3. Play math games.  Go to Greg Tang’s Website to find some great ones or have a family game night with games like Yahtzee, Racko, Blokus, Monopoly, and Set.  These all rely on skills necessary for math, such as counting, categorizing, and building. Even playing with blocks and assembling jigsaw puzzles can help kids learn spatial skills and recognize patterns.

  4. Find small ways to practice math at home. Our summer challenge, linked below, for every one can be tackled as a family or as individuals. Multiple methods to solve the problem can be shared, defended, and discussed.

There is no need for math to be a chore in the summer. Enjoy the math in the world around us!

Summer Reading

What better time to go on new adventures and relax with some good books than summer? No matter how old you are, reading improves with practice. Summer reading is a key component to the continued academic success for all students. Reading supports vocabulary growth, comprehension, problem-solving, and the development of effective communication skills. Good reading habits will prevent summer reading loss and help to ensure that your child is fully prepared for the start of the new school year.

This year, students will each set a summer reading goal and will keep track of what they read either by registering online through the Wallingford Public Library or by keeping a summer reading log to bring back with them during the first week of school. In the fall, classroom teachers will conduct book sharing and "book talk" opportunities that will allow students to discuss what they have read over the summer with their teachers and peers.

Please click on the links on this page for information regarding the Wallingford Summer Reading Program. The district’s suggested summer reading lists include a variety of titles compiled by the school and public librarians for students to enjoy this summer and throughout the next school year.

Our hope as a school district is for each of our students to discover books or other reading materials that they truly enjoy!

Reading truly is the key to success now and in the future.

Click here ( to subscribe to summer reading tips sent right to your phone! Or to start receiving our summer literacy texts, simply text READING to 41411 from your mobile phone.

Wallingford Public Schools' Sofia/Overdrive (ebooks, audiobooks)

Summer Reading at the Wallingford Public Library

Summer Reading is one of the major activities each year at the Wallingford Public Library. We know that it is essential for school children to spend time reading each summer to prevent reading loss between June and September. It is also important because summer offers time to explore the world and to choose unique topics that interest and delight us as individuals. Our goal is to make sure everyone finds what they need during the summer!

Students can come register at the library to keep track of their summer reading electronically.

For a complete look at the Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and even adults, click here.

Wallingford Public Library's Digital Media (ebooks, audiobooks, magazines) 

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