Summer Reading and Math Expectations

Children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to practice essential academic skills, particularly reading and math, to prevent a loss of knowledge and proficiency gained during the school year. Many recent studies indicate that elementary students’ performance falls by one month during summer break.

In an effort to best prepare your child for the next school year, Oak Hill School developed specific reading and math expectations to be completed during summer break for students in all grade levels. This summer review and practice will help ensure students retain the academic skills acquired this year and are ready to advance their learning at the start of the new school year.

Lower School (Rising 1st Grade through Rising 3rd Grade) 

  • Read a minimum of 700 minutes during summer break.

If a student reads 15 minutes for five days a week, the 700 minute goal will easily be achieved. Picture books, chapter books and read-aloud books all count toward the goal.

  • Keep a Reading Log of favorite books read this summer.

The log will be collected on the first full day of school as evidence of your child’s reading efforts during summer break.

June Reading Log

July Reading Log

August Reading Log 

  • Reflex Math (for rising-2nd and rising-3rd grade only)

Students should continue working toward and maintaining math fact mastery at their current grade level.

Reflex Math website

  • Review math lessons utilizing IXL (for rising-3rd grade only)

Students should access their iXL accounts and review skills learned this school year. Upper School math teachers have provided templates to each each student of skills to be practiced.   

iXL Math Review

iXL Math Template for Rising-3rd Grade

  • Maintain a Math Log to record time spent engaging in math review.

Summer math expectations focus on reviewing math facts learned this year. Math-related activities that reinforce math skills may include completing math fact sheets, counting money, playing games that involve numbers or keeping score and many other fun activities. The Math Log will be collected on the first full day of school.

June Math Log

July Math Log

August Math Log


Resources For Summer Skills Practice

Mathodology Learning Guide —This math workbook is an excellent resource to practice the Singapore Math strategies your child learned this school year. Workbooks are available for students in Kindergarten (Math Activities for Young Children) through fifth grade and may be purchased online. Be sure to select the workbook for the grade your child just completed.

Math Fact Sheets—be sure to click on the tab for Pre-Made Worksheets and select the grade your child just completed

Dice and Card Games

Do-Anytime Math Activities

Math Books to Read

Math Games

 

Upper School (Rising 4th Grade and Rising 5th Grade)

  • Read a minimum of 1,000 minutes during summer break.

All students should read a variety of books, articles or stories of their choice to reach the expected minimum minutes of reading.

  • Keep a Reading Log of any books, stories and articles read this summer.

The log will be collected on the first full day of school as evidence of your child’s reading efforts during summer break.

Reading Log

  • Review math lessons utilizing IXL.

Students should access their iXL accounts and review skills learned this school year. Upper School math teachers have provided templates to each each student of skills to be practiced.   

iXL Math Review

iXL Math Template for Rising-4th Grade

iXL Math Template for Rising-5th Grade

  • Reflex Math

Students should continue working toward and maintaining math fact mastery at their current grade level.

Reflex Math website


Resources For Summer Skills Practice

Mathodology Learning Guide —This math workbook is an excellent resource to practice the Singapore Math strategies your child learned this school year. Workbooks are available for students in Kindergarten (Math Activities for Young Children) through fifth grade and may be purchased online. Be sure to select the workbook for the grade your child just completed.


Upper School (Rising 6th Grade)

  • Choose one of the following options:

1. Read and log 1,000 minutes
    or
2. Choose and read four books from the Rising-6th Grade Suggested Reading List

  • Sixth graders must contribute to a Language Arts class blog.

Sixth grade Language Arts teacher Lauren Sikes will post questions about the books that classmates are reading. Sixth-grade students should post a minimum of six comments or responses to the questions. Blog responses will be used to jump start reading conversations at the beginning of school.

Sixth Grade Reading Blog

Blog Instructions

  • Sixth graders must contribute to a Math class blog. 

    Sixth grade math teacher Jessica Barksdale will post one journal topic and one challenge problem every monday that corresponds to the iXL content of the week. Sixth-grade students should post a minimum of six entries or responses over the course of the summer. Blog responses will be used to review content and outline what math journaling will look like for the year.

Sixth Grade Math Blog

Blog Instructions

  • Review math lessons utilizing IXL.

Students should access their iXL accounts and review skills learned this school year. Upper School math teachers have provided templates to each each student of skills to be practiced.   

iXL Math Review


Resources For Summer Skills Practice

Mathodology Learning Guide —This math workbook is an excellent resource to practice the Singapore Math strategies your child learned this school year. Workbooks are available for students in Kindergarten (Math Activities for Young Children) through fifth grade and may be purchased online. Be sure to select the workbook for the grade your child just completed.

 

Questions about the summer reading and math expectations? Please contact Upper School director Cheryl Horner, hornerc@oakhillschool.org, Lower School director Brenda Boon, boonb@oakhillschool.org, or dean of studies Martha Newson, newsonm@oakhillschool.org.

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