Summer Assignments

The Country Day philosophy

Aspen Country Day School believes that summer is the perfect time to recharge mind, body, and spirit with a balance of rest, adventure, and inspiration. For children and for their families, summer is prime time for play -- an essential ingredient for learning. It’s also important to keep working on key academic skills to solidify all the hard-earned gains of the academic year. Summer assignments are designed to foster children’s intellectual growth and development in an engaging, enjoyable way.

All assignments must be completed before the first day of class. Parents can help by ensuring that children have the time and space to delve into their summer assignments, avoiding a rush in the last weeks before school resumes.

Questions about summer assignments?

Shelley Supplee, Interim Head of Lower School
Going into Kindergarten-Fifth Grade? Please contact shelleysupplee@aspencountryday.net

Brenda Stockdale, Head of Middle School
Going into Sixth-Eighth Grade? Please contact brendastockdale@aspencountryday.net

SUMMER Reading RESOURCES


Pitkin County Library in Aspen, offering children's programs all summer


Basalt Regional Library: many summer activities for kids


Carbondale branch of the Garfield County Libraries: a relaxing place to read all summer long

MoRE READING RECOMMENDATIONS

100 Favorite Children's Books: this link offers top picks from the children's librarians at the famed New York Public Library

Newbery Award Winners: here are the top children’s books from each year

Caldecott Books: here are the best picture books from each year

Guys Read: these are collections of boy-approved and boy-enjoyed stories

Books for Strong Girls in Middle School: this is one of many lists about all topics from the amazing flashlightworthybooks.com

Reluctant Reader Suggestions: this list comes from CommonSenseMedia

The Book Seer: on this site, you can find another book similar to one you've already enjoyed

Pura Belpre Award Books: this site celebrates the Latino cultural experience with outstanding literature for children and youth

Goodreads: on this site, you can trade book recommendations and find new ones

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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