Summer Resources: Third Grade

2020 Summer Activity/Learning Suggestions
Second-Graders going into Third Grade

Welcome to third grade! The intention of summer practice is to integrate school learning into home life. Below you’ll find suggestions that include  playful activities that also reinforce academic skills, in a relaxed family environment. This year, given the COVID situation, we have added more online opportunities for learning over the summer. We’ve also included specialist google slide lessons for art, music, and Spanish, in case your student would like to access these over the summer.

Wishing you a restful and restorative summer!


  • Read, read, read!

    Daily reading of fiction and nonfiction. Discuss what you read with a family member. You may want to practice reading on RAZ kids; your account will be accessible all summer (email me, Serra, if you want to level up!).

  • Write

    Weekly writing such as a story, report, letter, poem, song, comic, etc. Write a review of a restaurant, book, game, movie, etc.

  • Math

    Practice with real-life math problems such as measuring, money, time, addition, subtraction, etc. Khan Academy math practice online.

  • Create

    Free-build with Legos, create a Junk Trunk project, design something, do an art project, etc.

  • Connect

    Stay connected with peers by phone or video calls, writing letters, etc.

  • Family & Nature Time

    Schedule lots of “needs-nothing” time, with open space and no agenda. The summer is a time to connect as a family in a relaxed environment, enjoying being together!

Specialist Lessons