Cedar Elementary School

Last Updated: 06/22/2016

Summer Reading and Math Review

Summer Reading

Over the summer, many children lose ground in the reading skills they’ve been building at school.  As a parent, you can make books and reading part of your child’s summer fun.  You will keep your child’s skills developing by encouraging him or her to read for fun and relaxation.

This year we are sending home this summer calendar. 
We are suggesting that students read or be read to for a minimum time of 15 minutes per day on four of the seven days each week.  A parent should initial the calendar each day the 15 minute goal is met. We suggest that students meet this reading time for 10 of the 12 weeks this summer.  The initialed calendar should be returned during the first week of school to their classroom teacher.

Our mutual goal is to have children who not only read, but who will choose to read.  Enjoy your summer and thanks in advance for your support!

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Summer Math

Just as students benefit from reading over the summer, they will also benefit from engaging in some fun math activities. Research suggests that students maintain and strengthen their math skills better through regular and meaningful practice. Included in this packet are some optional math activities to reinforce their math skills! Have your child color in a square on the calendar when they complete that activity or use the alternate calendar to create your own.

The goal is for your child to have fun thinking and working collaboratively to communicate mathematical ideas. The optional activities reflect a range of difficulty with the intent that your child can choose the activities that are at a “just right” level. While working on these activities, ask your child how she found a solution or why he chose a particular strategy.

You can choose which activities you and your child would like to complete on whichever day you want. We have also included some suggested books, websites and free apps.  Please return the signed calendars to your child’s new teacher in September.

We hope that you enjoy these optional activities, extend them, create new ones, and most importantly have fun!

Have a wonderful summer and thank you for your support!

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