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    Our students have learned a great deal and worked very hard this year, now we as parents need to continue to work by practicing their reading and math skills all summer long!
     Stay SUMMER STRONG and practice each day!

    Below are links to different articles or websites for activities and ideas or just advice and tips on what to do. 

    Summer Strong - A quick article that gets you thinking about the different areas that can be explored with your children! 

    IXL Learning - We used IXL to reinforce the curriculum this year and your child will continue to have FREE access through the summer! There are 1,000's of different ways to practice for math and language arts! What better way to maintain the skills your child worked hard to learn? Check it out! 

    Summer Reading Adventure - This program is AWESOME and another great way to beat the "summer slide" with fun projects, activities and ideas that spark learning! Here you get everything you need to host a summer long reading camp! A new theme each week with different worksheets, crafts, books and exploration ideas! You have to check it out! 

    20 Super Cool Summer STEM Activites - Did you know that when students let their brains take a break over the summer, they can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills? These are simple and fun activities that get your children thinking and keep their brain energized! Did we mention Project Lead The Way put these activities together?! 

    CK12 BrainFlex Summer Challenge - Don't let your kids go on their "summer slide"...help prevent learning loss! This doesn't require a huge time committment, just consistency! A little practice each day can go a long way. This program provides high-quality, online education materials for students and teachers. It is FREE to use anytime, anywhere. Here is all you need to do:
    1. Visit www.ck12.org/summer and click "I accept the challenge"
    2. Choose math and science topics for your child to focus on this summer.
    3. Designate yourself as your child's "coach" to receive updates on your child's progress.

    Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge - Login and join to read 100's of great books! Adventure, Sci-Fi, Horror or Mystery, Historical, Fantasy and more!  Everyone can find books they would on this website. It's simple: Login, Read, Log Minutes and Earn Rewards! Even better, join today and help set a new reading world record for summer 2015! (May 4 - Sept. 4, 2015) 
    Education.com -  Taking any road trips this summer or going on vacation? This website offers an assortment of FREE PRINTABLE worksheets for kids in Preschool through 5th Grade! Math, sight words, irregular verbs, states and capitals, grammar, fractions, etc....what doesn't this website have? With thousands of worksheets available it is a great idea to keep your kids active and thinking while riding in the car or on a plane!
    Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Summer Program - Starting June 22 -  All kids can help Pizza Hut reach their goal of collectively reading 1 million minutes by August 15! Kids who read 5 books by August 15 will be eligible for some awesome BOOK IT! prizes! 

    Mrs. Cruz's Reading List - One of our very own Kindergarten teachers wanted to create a list of books great for our youngest Brickies to read over the summer. Set a goal and try to read each one before the new school year starts! 
    Encourage your child to do one simple thing this summer: practice every day.  
    Brain Power