Betty's summer

Especially made for Betty

Summer recommendations

Summer is a time to rest and relax but I also want to avoid the summer slide. The Primer students will be going into first grade with an extra year of school compared to their peers. I want to keep up the rigor by recommending some camps based on interest and need.

I researched some of the area private school camps and put together this list. I want you to have your child also reflect on their favorite Primer field trip. Many of the places we visited or who came to visit us offer summer camps ( Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas Children's Theater, Dallas Zoo and Dallas Museum of Modern Art). You can also tie in local resources like SMU for summer camps as well.

Summer Reading

The best advice I can give anyone is to read over the summer. Did you know that your child can get a plethora of prizes just for reading? I have listed below some of my favorites. I will give you a more detailed list at our spring conference. I highly encourage you to "double-dip" in these programs. I would gather all of the logs and then start recording your reading.


Betty would benefit from a phonics review. She made a great deal of progress in this area and I would hate to see her digress.

Fun With Phonics

grades: K-2

This class will help teach phonics and

the structure of the English language.

This highly phonetic alphabet program

teaches reading, handwriting, spelling,

and oral and written expression skills by

engaging the visual, auditory and tactile kinesthetic modalities simultaneously.

Each class is structured to include ten

different activities taught in the same

daily sequence, deliberately alternating

modalities. Join us for a multi-sensory

approach to letters and sounds! Take

Part 1, Part 2 or both depending on your


Instructor: Kelly Lee,

Parish Episcopal School

Dates: week 3 – June 15-19 (Part 1)

Week 6 – July 6-10 (Part 2)

Times: 12:30 - 3:30pm

Location: midway Campus

Cost: $185

Primer resources

All of the resources used during the school year will be available over the summer. This means you will still have access to:

  • Wixie
  • Kidblog
  • Reflex Math
  • Mathletics
  • Raz-Kids