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SUMMER NEWS, Issue 37

We can’t believe First Grade is almost over

It has been an AMAZING YEAR and we have seen such a growth in our students. With summer vacation right around the corner we wanted to give you a few ideas of what to work on over the break! Below you will find different activities your child can do over the summer to best prepare for Second Grade.

Summer Reading

-READO- Various reading activities

-Read and Roll- Different ways to respond to what you are reading

-Building a Reader at Home- What you can do to help your child

-RAZ-KIDS (link below, your child knows their login information)

-Scholastic.com is a great resource for books for your child, check with your child's teacher on how to order

Raz-Kids

Use this link to access RAZ-KIDS using the teacher username, student username and password sent home with your child earlier in the year. Click HERE for information on how to download the Raz-Kids app on mobile devices.

Summer Writing

-Click HERE for Writing prompts

-WriteO- Different types of writing tasks

-Feel free to have your child use their writing journal that was sent home for the above writing prompts.

Summer Math

-Writing/Saying numbers to 150

-Skip count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s starting at numbers other than 1

-Math-O- Various math activities

-Have students complete problems in their problem solving journal that was sent home

Summer Spelling

-Click HERE for all of our spelling words from this year

- Spelling Tic Tac Toe

- Spelling Activities

-Use Sign language to make the words, http://www.gha-pd.com/pd-resources/ASL%20Finger%20Alphabet%20.pdf

- If you feel your child has grasped our spelling words from the year here is a link to other words you can work with, this website also offers great spelling/vocabulary games http://www.spellingcity.com/dolch-words.html

Wonderful Websites

-48 Ultra-Cool Websites, http://www.edutopia.org/blog/48-summer-websites-kids-teachers-keith-ferrell

-Click HERE for links to great summer websites

-MORE websites

Summer Library news

Don't let your brain turn to mush over summer! Choose a great book and start reading.

Here are some valuable advantages to summer reading:

*Children who have easy access to books read more books.

*The more children read, the better their fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

*When young people aren’t engaged in educational activities during the summer, they experience learning loss.

*Reading just 5 books over the summer can prevent summer learning loss.

*In a study of fourth graders, the students who read for fun every day scored the highest on reading assessment tests.

*Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade, children who consistently lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates.

*Students who participated in a summer reading program had better reading skills at the end of third grade and scored higher on standardized tests than students who did not participate.

Summer Tutoring List

If you are need of a summer tutor. You can click HERE for the PISD Summer Tutoring List.

Summer Sports Camps

Please see the link below regarding Prosper Summer Sports Camps.

https://goo.gl/eZRmkB

Don’t forget to work on your child’s shoe tying skills!!