Lower School Summer Academic Requirements

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 Reading (Rising PreK through Rising-3rd Grade) 

All Lower School Read

Rising PreK - Rising-1st Grade book read:
Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart by Dion Leonard

Rising-2nd - Rising-3rd Grade book read:
Finding Gobi (Young Reader’s Edition): The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard

ALL lower school students should read and enjoy this book together with their family. During the first week of school, there will be activities and discussions based this book. A Young Reader’s Edition is available for rising-2nd and rising-3rd grade students who might enjoy reading as a family.

Additional Lower School Reading Requirements (see specific directions on each grade-level reading list):

Read and enjoy books all summer long! A suggested summer reading list is provided to simply help in choosing books. Picture books, chapter books and read-aloud books are all perfect for summertime reading. 

Rising Kindergarten Summer Reading List

Rising-1st Grade Summer Reading List 

Rising-2nd Grade Summer Reading List

Rising-3rd Grade Summer Reading List

 

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

Rising Kindergarten

Rising Kindergarteners should complete the following summer math calendar for June and July:
Rising Kindergarten Summer Math Calendar


Rising 1st Grade

Summer math expectations focus on reviewing math facts learned this year. Rising-1st graders should complete the following summer math calendar:
Rising-1st Grade Summer Math Calendar

Additonal math-related activities that reinforce math skills may include
 completing math practice sheets, counting money, playing games that involve numbers and many other fun activities. Please see the “Resources for Summer Skills Practice” below for ideas!


Rising 2nd Grade

Students should continue working toward and maintaining math-fact mastery. Rising 2nd-graders should complete the following summer math calendar:
Rising 2nd-Grade Summer Math Calendar

Students should also continue working on the Reflex math website, just like you have done at school this year. If your student experiences problems logging into Reflex, please practice your math facts using flash cards or playing math games. *New families - Reflex math is not required. 

You may also get many more ideas for ways to practice math from the Summer Skills Practice section below. 


Rising 3rd Grade

Rising-3rd graders should follow the math skills practice recommendations outlined by the 3rd-grade teachers and complete the math calendar found below:
3rd Grade Math Skill Practice Recommendations
Rising-3rd Grade Summer Math Calendar

Third-grade teachers would like students to spend 30 minutes per week reviewing their math skills on the Reflex math website or practicing the skills on the iXL website using this iXL skills template for rising 3rd grade. If your student experiences problems logging into Reflex, please practice your math facts using flash cards or playing math games. *New families - Reflex math is not required.

  

Resources For Summer Skills Practice

Mathodology Workbook PDF

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

 

 

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

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