Summer Reading

Please Share on Your Listservs“Find A Book, Kansas” for Summer Reading!

During the summer months, the challenge of keeping students reading sometimes increases. Research has shown that students who do not read consistently over the summer can lose momentum in maintaining the progress they made during the school year; this phenomenon is known as “summer slide.”

To encourage children and families to read independently throughout the summer, MetaMetrics—an educational research group—offers the FREE, research-based tool “Find a Book, Kansas” to help students create a personalized reading list and then locate those books at the nearest library or bookseller.

With Lexile measures for students now being included in score reports from the Kansas Assessments, this is a perfect opportunity to make these results more actionable and connect with resources to fuel additional student learning.

 

Ready to get started?

·       Download a two-page flyer to share with students and parents.

·       Visit “Find a Book, Kansas.”

1.     Go to fab.lexile.com/fab/kansas/.

2.     Enter the child’s Lexile measure or grade level.

3.     Pick books that match the reader’s interests.

4.     View and refine the search results.

Are Your Students Ready for a Summer Math Challenge?

Did you know that on average students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer months?

To help remedy the summer math slide, MetaMetrics—an educational research group—offers the FREE Summer Math Challenge, a math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers. The program is targeted to students who have just completed first through eighth grades and is designed to help kids retain math skills learned during the previous school year.

With Quantile measures for students now being included in score reports from the Kansas Assessments, this is a perfect opportunity to make these results more actionable and connect with resources to fuel additional student learning. 

The Summer Math Challenge begins Monday, June 18, and runs until Friday, July 27As part of the program, parents receive daily emails with fun activities and links to educational resources.

Ready to get started?

·       Download a two-page flyer to share with students and parents.

·       Visit Quantiles.com/summer-math to learn more and help parents register.

 

 

 

Matt Copeland

Director of Educator Engagement

MetaMetrics

T  919-547-3400

785-817-4403

Summer Fun

I hope you have a wonderful and safe summer, but if you get bored this summer.  Try these web sites for some fun science activities.

 

http://engineering-games.net/

http://www.schoolofdragons.com/how-to-train-your-dragon/science-activities

engineering.com/content/g12/cargo_bridge.html

 

Have a wonderful Summer!!

 

Summer Fun

Summer is a wonderful time to get away from sitting in a classroom all day, and get outside a have some fun.  It is not, however, a time to stop learning.  There are many ways to learn.  You can learn about science just by going outside and enjoying the world around you.

Visit the library regularly and read lots and lots.  It keeps your mind sharp and you can go on many vacations just by reading a book.  Remember what I say "The book is always better than the movie."

To keep those math skills sharp play a game that involves money.  We like to call it family game night.  It keeps skills sharp and families together.

Don't forget about your faith this summer.  Remember to go to mass on the weekends (even when on vacation) and pray daily, by yourself and with your family.

May God bless you always

Mrs. Spicer

I will be seeing you around.  Be safe and enjoy your time off.

Mrs. Spicer


Mrs. Spicer
Middle School Science/8th Grade Homeroom
spicerr@saintmatthews.org

 

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