Happy Summer to All!
a few suggestions to maintain academic skills over the summer.
Here are some ideas and resources for parents and guardians to use to support your child(ren).
• Use Reflex Math; if your child was using Reflex Math during this school
year, it is available throughout the summer
• Create a “Daily Four”. This is a simple format to practice one question for
each operation (at your child's level of understanding, of course). Older
students can certainly add, subtract, (group) multiply and (share) divide.
• Engage with word problems such as those available on mathstories.com
Reading and Writing:
• Simply ensure your child explores and/or independently reads every day for
at least 20 minutes. Older students in Grades 4 and 5 should read for 45
minutes every day
• Encourage your child to keep a journal; you can do a shared journal by
writing your response to a show, movie or book: say what it made you think
about, who a main character reminds you of, what you think might happen
next in the story. Then have your son or daughter answer you in writing.
• Require your child to ask for things via written request: "Dear Mom and
Dad, I am writing to you to request ... (for example) ice cream after supper.
We should definitely have ice cream because..."
• Any Lochside student who was using Lexia reading this year can continue to
use it throughout the summer. You will have to set up your home computer
by using Mrs. O'Leary's (old) school email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a list of hot-linked apps which offer some worthwhile activities - from reading to social skills to exploring musical instruments:
Between the Lines 1 and 2
Vocabulary, Music, miscellaneous
Apps for Stories
Take care everyone. We are looking forward to seeing you again in September