Mrs. Carreiro

Mrs. Carreiro's June 

Dear Students and Families,
Thank you very much for a great learning experience throughout distance learning. Grade 2 students were the BEST! I would like to thank all the students and their families for all the wonderful support and effort. I would like to thank my students that showed up everyday and gave 100% effort! I would also like to thank Mrs. Robinson for all her work that she put in this year to make you all better readers. You should thank her too! Awesome job to all! 

Reading Over the SUMMER

Days full of fun, sun, and READING!   Having your child read books at their level daily for 20-30 minutes will keep their reading skills intact and promote a love for reading!  Please read below to access summer reading resources available to your child(ren).  

  1. Public Library Summer Reading Program:


Clark Memorial Library is excited to announce that we in collaboration with Beanstacks are announcing our new 2020 summer reading program, "Imagine Your Story."  The Beanstacks program allows our students and adults to log and participate in our challenges online.  Students are challenged to read daily for 15 minutes per day and once they reach 2 hours of reading they will be awarded with a ticket that is placed in our online raffle.  The more hours you read the more chances you have to win our prizes.  Adults must register their children via this website:  clarklib.beanstack.orgOur program begins June 21st but pre-registration is accepted beginning today.  Our program will continue for 8 weeks until August 15th.  If you have any questions please contact the library at:

  1.  Barnes and Noble Summer Reading


Wondering how to keep up with summer reading if your public library is closed?  Try an online library like Epic! Every Richmond student has an account. Click the Epic link, enter Ms. Anderson's class code, and type your name into the Search.  Click on your name/icon and begin searching through the books to make your choice.

  1. Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is a collection of children’s e-books, presented in a fun learning format designed to teach children the joy of reading.  Tumblebooks is offered free of charge for the summer through  The website does recognize IP addresses and will only open for RI addresses.  This site will not open if you are on vacation in another state or country.

  1. Teach Your Monster to Read 

(Free on computers, Minimal cost for iPad App, Login necessary for Computer Users) Teach Your Monster to Read is a free and paid program that teaches your child the basic decoding skills necessary for reading.  It complements the existing learning programs for young children in the first stages of learning to read; both those who are on track and those who need extra support and motivation.  Children begin at Level 1 and progress at their own pace through three levels of increasing complexity. The series complements stages 2-5 of Letters and Sounds and other major systematic synthetic phonics programs. For Computer login, click the link above and type in your username/password (the same one you have been using all year).

  1. Storyline Online: (Free Online.  No Login necessary)

Features famous actors reading children’s books.  Readings are accompanied by illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and many more.

  1. KidLit

Enjoy storytime with authors reading their own books.

  1. Richmond School Library Website

Looking for safe kid-friendly online activities for a rainy day?  Check out the Richmond School Library Website.

As always, have FUN and build a LOVE for READING this summer! Please bring your completed reading log to your teacher during the week of August 31-September 4.

 It can be a reading log from the public library, a reading log from Barnes and Noble, or a self-created log! 

Happy Reading! 

The Richmond Reading Team

Please use this wonderful resource and online library! Every student in this reading class has an account. The app is free to download at home. Your child can listen to, read, and take a quiz on a leveled text. You just need the teacher username and your child's password. I sent home this information in the beginning of the year and many of the children know their information. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Here are the decoding strategies to work on with your child at home. Refer to these strategies when your child comes to a tricky word. The students are familiar with this bookmark and should be able to explain each strategy
Decoding Strategies

Phonics Work Over the SUMMER!

1. Use Headsprout on the Raz-Kids account. Your child's account will be active throughout the summer and next year. 
2. Play word games like Scrabble, Boggle, or Upwords.
3. Reinforce decoding strategies rather than giving kids the tricky words. 
4. Complete word searches or crossword puzzles. 

Look for these titles at your local library:
Second Grade Summer Reading List with Printable Book List



Looking for a book?
Here is a book list by reading level

Beginning/Middle Second Grade/Levels J and K
Boy and Bot
by Ame Dyckman
Owl at Home
by Arnold Lobel
Mouse Soup
by Arnold Lobel

Henry and Mudge Series by Cynthia Rylant
Little Bear
by Elise Minarik
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
by Mo Willems
The Pigeon Needs a Bath
by Mo Willems
Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page
by Cynthia Rylant (Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2015) and other Mr. Putter and Tabby books in the series

Black Cat (poetry) by Christopher Meyers
The Littles, Littles First Reader Series
by John Peterson Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London and other Froggy books in the series
Fox and His Friends
by James Marshall
Frog and Toad Series
by Arnold Lobel
Diary of a Worm
by Doreen Cronin
Who Sank the Boat?
By Pamela Allen
Black Lagoon
series by Mike Thaler
More Parts
by Tedd Arnold
Nate the Great
Series by Sharmat M. Weinman

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Caldecott Medal, 2015)
Arthur’s Loose Tooth
by Lillian Hoban
Don’t Let Pigeon Stay Up Late
by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
by Dori Hillestad Butler (Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2018) The Lion and the Mouse by Bernadette Watts
Bad Kitty series
by Nick Bruel

Bat Loves the Night
by Nicola Davies
Around the Pond
by Lindsey Barrett George
This is Soccer
by Margaret Blackstone
Splish! Splash! Animal Baths
by April Pulley Sayre Always Inventing: A True Story of Thomas Alva Sayre by Frank Murphy
One World, One Day
by Barbara Kerley
Fighting Fires
by Seymour Simon

Middle/End Second Grade Levels L/M

by Kelly DiPucchio
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst

Tacky in Trouble by Helen Lester
Tops and Bottoms
by Janet Stevens
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod
by Robert Blake
Amelia Bedelia series
by Peggy Parish
Miss Nelson series
by Harry Allard
Horrible Harry series
by Suzie Kline
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels
by Lucy Nolan Town Mouse and Country Mouse by Jan Brett
Freckle Juice
by Judy Blume
Second Grade Ape
by Daniel Drinkwater
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo
by Judy Blume
The Lost Locket (Nancy Drew Notebook series)
by Carolyn Keene
The Lighthouse Family: The Storm
by Cynthia Rylant
Ivy and Bean Series
by Annie Barrows
Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return
by Mary Amato
The Lucky Baseball Bat (and other sports novels)
by Matt Christopher
The Good, The Bad, and The Slimy
(Rotten School Series) by R.L. Stine
Stink and the Midnight Zombie series
by Megan McDonald Judy Moody Saves the World series by Megan McDonald Junie B. Jones First Grader series by Barbara Park
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
by Kate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig series by Kate DiCamillo The Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (John Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor Book)

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsey Mattick (Randolph Caldecott Award)
A Different Pond
by Bao Phi (Caldecott Honor Book, 2018) Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor

NBA Action From A-Z
by Brendan Hanrahan
What Happened to the Dinosaurs?
By Franklyn M. Branley Pierre the Penguin: A True Story by Jean Marzollo
Actual Size
by Steve Jenkins
Hungry Hungry Sharks
by Joanna Cole
Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog
by Eva Moore
Chibi: A True Story From Japan
by Barbara Brenner
The Boat Alphabet Book
by Jerry Pallotta
Picture Book of.... Biographies Series
by David Adler Robots (National Geographic Kids Series) by Melissa Stewart
(National Geographic Kids Series) by Elizabeth Carney

Dear Grade 2 Families,
If you have any questions over the summer or need help with anything, please email me. 
Thank you,
Mrs. Carreiro 
Reading Specialist
Richmond Elementary School

Importance of Reading over the Summer | Tacoma Public Library