Grade 3 Summer Info

Third Grade Summer Reading

Unity School Summer Reading Program – 2020

Students Entering Grade Three


Dear Parents,

This year students entering third grade are required to read: The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin. A Reading Counts quiz is attached that needs to be completed and returned to your classroom teacher the first day of school.

The following books are also suggested for summer reading. Students are encouraged to read as many books on the list as they choose, as well as any other comparable titles. The books on the list are selected for their applicability to the curriculum as well as their appropriate interest level. Many books on the list have Reading Counts quizzes which students may take after school begins.   Enjoy reading and have a wonderful summer!

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin is required for all students.




American Girls – any in series                               Various authors

Animal Ark Series – any book                                Baglio

Antarctica                                                                   Cowcher

Babe, the Gallent Pig                                                King-Smith

*Back to Front and Upside Down                            Alexander

The Chicken Squad                                                    Cronin

Diary of a Wimpy Kid- any in series                       Kinney

Dolphin Adventure                                                    Grover

Dinosaur Cove – any in series                                   Stone

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective Series              Sobol

Enormous Egg                                                               Butterworth

Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles                      Farber

*Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures       DiCamillo

Frindle                                                                              Clements

Geronimo Stilton – any in series                                Stilton

I Survived; The Shark Attack of 1916                         Tarshis

I Survived: Hurricane Katrina 2005                          Tarshis

I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg 1863                Tarshis

Ivy & Bean – any in series                                             Barrow

Judy Moody – any in series                                          McDonald

Just Grace, Grace Walks the Dog,

Still Just Grace (any in series)                                    Harper

The Keepers of the School (any in series)                Clements

The Littles                                                                       Peterson

Magic Tree House – any in series                              Osborne

My Weird School Daze – any in series                     Gutman

Ramona Quimby – Age 8 or any

Other Cleary Books                                               Cleary

Return of the Homerun Kid or other

Sports titles                                                           Christopher

The Spiderwick Chronicles – any in series               DiTerlizzi

*Turtle In Paradise                                                        Holm

Stink                                                                                  McDonald

School’s Out or any book by Hurwitz                         Hurwitz

Summer Reading is Killing Me, or any

Time Warp Trio book in the series                   Scieszka

Wild Card                                                                        Barber

*Year of Billy Miller                                                      Henkes




I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Makes Her Mark                                               Levy

*Locomotive                                                       Floca

*Look Up! Bird-Watching in your Own Backyard       Cate

*Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11                                Yancey

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John

Adams, and the True Story of an

American Feud                                                              Tripp Jurmain



*Award /Honor Book

Third Grade Supplies

Third Grade Supply           2020-2021

3 -single subject spiral notebooks ( wide ruled paper)

Math, Science/Social Studies, Language Arts

1 -Pencil Box

10 – # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils, please )

1 –  folder with pockets and three metal tabs. This folder will be used for Music.

2 – two- pocket folders for Spanish & Homework

2 – 1-inch 3 ring binders with pockets (Language and Spanish)

1-  composition notebook (wide ruled paper)

Reading/Writing, Language Arts

1-  small pencil sharpener

2  – packs  of loose-leaf notebook paper (wide ruled, NOT college ruled )

1-  pair of scissors

1 -24 box of crayons or colored pencils

3  –  highlighters

2 –  glue sticks

8- packs of Post-it-Notes

1 backpack and reasonably sized lunchbox

** NO rolling backpacks.  This will be a fourth grade privilege.**

Replacement  items as necessary

Please be sure your name is on the spiral notebooks, composition book, and folders in permanent marker.

**When possible, Unity School students are encouraged to buy earth-friendly supplies made from recycled and non-toxic materials.