This summer, the teachers and I developed suggestions for students entering their new grade level. The summer is an excellent time to sharpen your skills, expand your horizons, and prepare for your new grade.
The activities listed in each grade level do not require a lot of time. In fact, if your child spends 10 – 20 minutes a day (5 days a week) that can help stop the “summer slide” that many students experience.
No matter what grade your child is entering, check out these resources to assist with Reading!
Be able to say first and last name, writing his/her first name properly- not all capitals
Learn the letters in his/her name
Name the letters of the alphabet
Counting numbers up to 10; Recognizing numbers 1-5
Practice cutting with scissors
Read to your child as often as possible even 10 minutes a day will help them become a better reader!
Dolch word list 1 and 2
Familiarity in the 1 to 100 number grid
Counting to 100 by 1, 5, 10’s
Writing all upper and lower case letters and the sounds they make
Websites: Starfall, ABCYA
Check out the site, Internet for Classrooms. This helpful resources has activities for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
For 3rd grade resources, check out Internet for Classrooms. This helpful site has activities for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
Math: Students can use MobyMax, XtraMath, and CoolMath to practice multiplication facts.
Websites: Math and Reading
MobyMax: this site is an innovative approach for instant feedback. Mobymax can be used for both language arts and math and has all returning 5th graders currently placed on their grade levels.
The following websites will also assist students transitioning into 5th grade: Eduscapes and Sumdog