Henry L.'s summer

Especially made for Henry L.

Summer recommendations

Summer is a time to rest and relax but I also want to avoid the summer slide. The Primer students will be going into first grade with an extra year of school compared to their peers. I want to keep up the rigor by recommending some camps based on interest and need.


I researched some of the area private school camps and put together this list. I want you to have your child also reflect on their favorite Primer field trip. Many of the places we visited or who came to visit us offer summer camps ( Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas Children's Theater, Dallas Zoo and Dallas Museum of Modern Art). You can also tie in local resources like SMU for summer camps as well.

Word Slueth

This could be another alternative in place instead of PHPS.

SIGHT WORD SLEUTH GRADES K–1 WEEK 10 Join us and become a sight word detective. You’ll gain exposure and familiarity with commonly used sight words through authentic reading and writing activities. We will search out sight words in poems, big books, songs, newspapers/magazines and your own writing. The ability to read sight words quickly and efficiently is a great boost as you develop as readers and writers. INSTRUCTOR: Melodi Bianco, Greenhill School SCHEDULE: August 3–7, 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. COST: $180 Course runs at the Greenhill School

Summer Reading

The best advice I can give anyone is to read over the summer. Did you know that your child can get a plethora of prizes just for reading? I have listed below some of my favorites. I will give you a more detailed list at our spring conference. I highly encourage you to "double-dip" in these programs. I would gather all of the logs and then start recording your reading.

Primer resources

All of the resources used during the school year will be available over the summer. This means you will still have access to:


  • Wixie
  • Kidblog
  • Reflex Math
  • Mathletics
  • Raz-Kids