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Summer Math and Reading Programs

GRANDIN COURT SCHOOL

SUMMER READING AND MATH CHALLENGE

 

Dear Parents:
    
As part of our 2018 goals, we are challenging every Grandin Court student to participate in our Summer Reading/Math Programs.  Our goal is for every student to read (or be read to) a total of 14 hours during the summer, an average of just ten to fifteen minutes a day and to practice math with “First in Math” or “STMath” and/or math facts an average of five to ten minutes a day.  The website is firstinmath.com.  First in Math is available until July.  STMath can be accessed on the Grandin Court website under students.  STMath is more beneficial to be played in a 30 minute time frame (rainy days).

      As your child reads, please record the book title, date, minutes read, and include an adult signature.  Those students completing 14 hours or more of reading/listening to books will earn a field trip/reward activity during the first month of school.  For math, the students will complete a math pre-test the first week of school and compare the results from the post-test given this week. Those students that maintain grade level expections or surpass those expectations will also be eligible for the field trip/reward activity.

      To qualify for the trip/rewards, reading forms must be submitted the first week we return from summer break.  Again, each form must include the book titles, number of minutes, and an adult signature to qualify.   The reading forms are found on the Grandin Court website. The math reward is based on maintaining grade level expectations or a 30% growth over the summer.

      The Public Library and Barnes and Noble have special summer reading programs as well.  Sign up at Barnes and Noble, and they will reward your child with a free book once they have read eight books.  Activities at the Public Library this summer include a variety of fun and educational experiences.  For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 853-2955.  There is also a free summer reading program offered through Scholastic.com/summer.

      Please encourage your child to participate in the reading/math programs this summer.  This will help your child maintain his/her skills for the fall.  Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.  Have a happy, restful summer.

 

                                                                                    Sincerely,
                                                                               ​     
Theresa Pritchard

                                                                                    Principal