Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade

      Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade

Reading

Reading is one of the most important skills children will ever learn. Your child has worked hard this school year to improve his/her reading skills. Research demonstrates that reading practice is the most important factor in a student’s literacy development. In order to have successful retention of those skills in the fall, we would like all students entering Kindergarten to 2nd grade to participate in our Summer Reading Program.

Math

It has been proven that, during the summer months, children can lose about one month of their math and reading gains from the previous academic year. In an effort to help our students avoid this summer learning loss, we have decided to make Accelerated Math available during summer break. Students will be able to practice, test, and (if necessary) complete intervention exercises in order to master math objectives at their own grade level beginning June 18 through August 17. Students will have access to Accelerated Math through the Renaissance Learning Home Connect program from home (information attached) or the Little Bloomers Summer Program while at the school.

We encourage all k-2 grade students to participate in ourSummer Math Challenge

 
                      3rd through 8th Grade

                    3rd through 8th Grade

Reading

Did you known that when kids read over the summer, they are more likely to leap ahead when they return to school? This is often called the “summer leap.” Our school has made it a priority to keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long. Reading is one of the most important skills children will ever learn. The children who read well and love to read will excel in school and achieve personal growth. The most important goal regarding Accelerated Reading (AR) is to encourage a love for reading by developing confidence through practice, as well as improving critical thinking skills. Research demonstrates that reading practice is the most important factor in a student’s literacy development. We would like to encourage our students to continue reading daily through the summer to continue their growth. We’ve included a reading log (make copies as needed) to keep track of time spent reading.

Log and Directions

Math

It has been proven that, during the summer months, children can lose about one month of their math and reading gains from the previous academic year. In an effort to help our students avoid this summer learning loss, we have decided to make Accelerated Math available during summer break. Students will be able to practice, test, and (if necessary) complete intervention exercises in order to master math objectives at their own grade level beginning June 18 through August 17. Students will have access to Accelerated Math through the Renaissance Learning Home Connect program from home (information attached) or the Little Bloomers Summer Program while at the school.

 

Challenge Instructions

 

Logging in to Renaissance Home Connect:

  1. Enter Renaissance Place.
  2. Select the “Student” tab.
  3. Enter your username and password (this will be the same credentials your child uses throughout the school year).
  4. Select “Start Working” under the Accelerated Math tab.
  5. On the Assignment page, items should be completed in this order:
  • a. First, select the “Exercise” option if available. An exercise will be available if your child needs extra help on an objective. If no exercise is available, you may select the “Test” option.
  • b. After completing the exercises or if none are available, select the “Test” box. A test will be available for objectives if your child has successfully passed the practice.
  • c. Once the “Exercise” and “Test” boxes have been completed or are unavailable, you may select the “Practice” box. This will introduce new objectives.

        6. You may, at any time, stop an exercise, test, or practice, log out, and resume later.