Online Learning during Summer



Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Tips to Reduce the ‘Summer Slide’

Now more than ever, parents and educators are interested in ways to help students reduce the summer slide, or losing some of the skills they have learned throughout the school year during the summer break. I have included a list of educational activities you can do with your child this summer in order to help them retain their skills and be confident for success in the coming school year. Teachers are aware that distance learning will have some impact on students, and we will also help your child catch up when we return to school.

Reading is the most important activity you can do with young children and your emergent reader needs many opportunities for reading. Daily reading is recommended, you can also listen to stories on StorylineOnline, use the resources from the Sonoma County library, or continue reading from Scholastic Let’s Find Out. The links to these resources are in our Google Classroom.

IXL will also be available for you throughout the summer. I recommend working in IXL for 5-10 minutes a few days a week. If you have not yet logged into IXL, instructions are in our Google Classroom.

The summer is a great time to teach your child to tie their shoes, correct hand washing, and practice motor skills by jump roping, running, tumbling, skipping, and dancing. Limiting screen time will help to support their motor skills.

Have a wonderful summer!


1st Grade

Language Arts:

Read, read, read, then read some more :)

Lexia Core 5

Epic Books

IXL

Math:

Reflex

IXL

Other:

Scratch Jr

Keyboarding Without Tears

Scholastic News

For more help with these websites: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Da3_yF6gCG6rHTOreED39lmoGi1yz8AkbQ0K9hUY01s/edit?usp=sharing


2nd Grade

English Language Arts:

IXL www.ixl.com

Lexia www.lexiacore5.com

Epic! www.getepic.com

Espark www.esparklearning.com

Math:

IXL www.ixl.com

Reflex www.reflexmath.com

Prodigy www.prodigygame.com

Espark www.esparklearning.com

Science:

IXL www.ixl.com

Scratch Jr. https://www.scratchjr.org/

www.code.org

www.tynker.com

National Geographics https://www.nationalgeographic.org/topics/early-elementary-resources-remote-learning/?q=&page=1&per_page=25

Social Studies:

IXL www.ixl.com

Time for Kids https://www.timeforkids.com/

National Geographics https://www.nationalgeographic.org/topics/early-elementary-resources-remote-learning/?q=&page=1&per_page=25

Art:

Art for Kids Hub www.artforkidshub.com

MetKids https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/explore


3rd Grade

Hello Families & Students,

I wanted to reach out to the families that I have had the privilege to work with this year and

those families that I will be working with next year. I wanted to share resources and ideas of things that

you could do over the summer to start the year out right.

Top of the list is read! The more you can read this summer the better start you and your student

will have in the upcoming year. Read to self, read aloud, listen to books online, listen to stories online.

Some of the resources to support prolific reading this summer:

https://www.storylineonline.net/ (read aloud stories told by many of the celebrities that you know and

love)

https://www.lexiacore5.com/register (if you previously have used Lexia you will have access to it over

the summer)

https://www.getepic.com/sign-in (there should be access to epic through the summer for families)

https://sonomalibrary.org/ (Sonoma County Library has so many e-resources available, check them out

and explore all that is available)

There are a variety of resources available to you through the school this summer that will help

keep all students up to date and ready for their next grade adventures!

https://accounts.explorelearning.com/reflex/student (Reflex will keep your students fluent in math

facts and give them a chance to even get ahead of the game)

https://www.ixl.com/ (IXL has many subjects and skills to offer!)

Doing art and Makers projects are also a great way to keep your minds and creative minds

nimble. If you would like to check out my web page to see what the past year, either as a reminder of all

the amazing things we did, or some of the amazing things that we will get to do, please feel free to

check it out!

https://marisclass.weebly.com/

It has been my privilege to work with all of the students and their families this last school year

and I look forward to welcoming my new students and their families in the upcoming school year.


4th Grade

Hello Families & Students, May 29, 2020

I wanted to reach out to the families that I have had the privilege to work with this year and those families that I will be working with next year. I also wanted to share resources and ideas of things that you could do over the summer to start the year out right.

Top of the list is read! The more you can read this summer the better start you and your student will have in the upcoming year. Read to self, read aloud, listen to books online, listen to stories online. Here are some of the resources to support prolific reading this summer:

https://www.storylineonline.net/ (read aloud stories told by many of the celebrities that you know and love)

https://www.lexiacore5.com/register (if you previously have used Lexia you will have access to it over the summer)

https://www.getepic.com/sign-in (there should be access to epic through the summer for families)

https://sonomalibrary.org/ (Sonoma County Library has so many e-resources available, check them out and explore all that is available)

There are a variety of resources available to you through the school this summer that will help keep all students up to date and ready for their next grade adventures!

https://accounts.explorelearning.com/reflex/student (Reflex will keep your students fluent in math facts and give them a chance to even get ahead of the game ☺)

https://www.kahnacademy.com Is another great math resource where your student can work at their own pace, whether that’s reviewing math concepts or practing new concepts to be prepared for the next grade.

https://www.ixl.com/ (IXL has many subjects and skills to offer!)

https://mysteryscience.com Is a fun science website that we refer to and use in class.

And of course...last but not least, Doing art and Makers projects are also a great way to keep your minds and creativity alive and focused on a growth mindset. Keep trying new ideas and make many mistakes as always...it’s the best way to learn new things!! and remember...there aren’t any grades during the summer break! : ) I look forward to being with you all next August…

Be safe and take care of yourself and each other,

Love, Jamie


5th Grade

IXL https://www.ixl.com/ (Math, Language Arts, and Science)

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ (Math)

Prodigy https://www.prodigygame.com/ (Math)

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/ (Art and Makers Ideas)