GETTING READY FOR 4th GRADE
Keeping Your Mind Sharp Over The Summer
Fun Things To Do With Your Child This Summer To Help Them in Fourth Grade Next Year
The following links have some great book club ideas:
1. For book club questions ideas go to:
2. For culminating book club projects ideas go to: http:www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/reading-partnership-book-projects
FLUENCY PRACTICE: It is important to keep kids reading and building their fluency over the summer. Some great ideas are as follows:
1. Karaoke- Karaoke is a fun way for students to practice reading fluency without realizing they are reading!
2. Fluency Passages- Have your child read the same passage each evening for a week. Chart their words per minute. Visit the following site for fluency passages:
Here is a guideline for fluency by grade level:
SUMMER JOURNALS: Keep your child's writing skills sharp this summer. Buy a special journal for your child and have them complete a journal entry each day. Start a family journal each day. Give your child the honor of recording the daily entries, making sure they use correct grammar and punctuation. At the end of the summer compile the entries and send it with pictures to a grandparent. You can also consider turning their entries into a bound book. There are tons of companies that will publish a coffee table book for a reasonable price, what a great way to keep your child motivated to write during the summer.
PROBLEM SOLVING: Use everyday activities to practice math skills. Have students keep a running total of items in your grocery cart as you shop, have them estimate the total and round to the nearest ten or hundred. Have students cook and practice measuring so they can work on fractions and measurement. Each day presents opportunities to practice math in a real world setting.
STARTING A WEEKLY ALLOWANCE: Start a giving your child a weekly allowance for chores they complete around the house. Have them open a savings account. Each week have your child deposit money into their saving account and also keep some for themselves to use for the week. Have them keep a running total of their accounts.
TECHNOLOGY: Have students log on to Think Through Math, this is a great resource to use throughout the summer. Prodigy is a fun math based game that is similar to Clash of Clans that the students enjoy. There are tons of apps for you and your family to explore, the sky is the limit.