Summer Learning Ideas

First Grade Families,

Summer is just around the corner!  If you are looking for some ideas to enhance your child’s summer fun, remember he or she has access to the following activities all summer long…

1. Book Lists – Today I sent home a book list with some (easy-to-find) book ideas for your child’s independent and guided reading levels.  Your child should spend 20 minutes reading at home each day.  Plan to build this into your daily routine.  If you are looking for some great series books, we have been loving these characters at school: Mr. Putter & Tabby, Henry & Mudge, Poppleton, Frog & Friends, Zelda & Ivy, Walter & Iris, Young Cam Jansen, Freddy Fernortner, Junie B. Jones, and Magic Tree House.

2. Raz-Kids – Continue to read books, listen to stories, and take comprehension quizzes even during the summer!  I have updated your child’s level so it matches the books that are just right for him or her.  Of course, when you have finished one level, you can move right up to the next one!  This is great practice for the Reading Counts program that your child will be starting next year.  Log-in to CLEVER to access Raz-Kids.

3. Moby Max – This website offers a great way to practice the math fact fluency that we have focused on all school year.  A quick 5 minute practice each day is a great way to keep your child’s skills fresh.  There are also games and learning activities in other subject areas.  Have fun exploring!  Log-in to CLEVER to access MobyMax.

4. Summer Library – Our school library is open on Tuesdays from 9:30 until 10:30.  Find some “just right” books to read at home and chat with your past and future teachers too!

5. Math Packets – If you are interesting in working with your child on some problem solving skills, I sent home some math review packets from our units this year for you and your child to work on. These are totally optional, but do offer some great practice with some of our most challenging math skills and strategies. 

Thank you for encouraging your child to keep on learning over the summer!

Mrs. Stadt :)

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