Summer is winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about the new school year!
This summer, as we have in prior years, we will be providing incoming students with summer math packets and summer reading incentives. The reading lists were sent home at the end of the school year, but they are also now posted on our website, along with the summer math packets. All students entering 2nd through 8th grade are required to turn in the completed math packet to their teacher on the first day of school. This will be a graded assignment, so it is essential that students do their best work on it and turn it in on time.
There is required summer reading for students entering seventh and eighth grade, and reading incentives provided by Mrs. Funk for all students entering K-6 as well.
In addition to the summer math packets, we are asking students entering 2nd to 5th grade to practice math facts. This may sound very old school, but research proves that fluency (speed and accuracy) in all operations will lead to greater success and less anxiety in higher level math students. Our expectations for students entering 2 – 5 are as follows:
- Entering Second Grade: Students should be proficient in solving 20 addition and subtraction facts to 10 in two minutes. (Students should also practice their addition and subtraction facts to 20 after becoming fluent through 10).
- Entering Third Grade: Students should be proficient in solving 30 addition facts (to 20) in one minute, and 30 subtraction facts (to 20) in one minute.
- Entering Fourth Grade: Students should be proficient in solving 30 single digit multiplication facts in one minute and 30 single digit division facts in one minute. (Students should also practice their 11s and 12s after becoming fluent in the single digit facts).
- Entering Fifth Grade: Students should be proficient in solving 30 mixed multiplication & division facts (to 12 x 12) in 1 minute.
All operations should be mastered with fluency (speed and automatic recall) by all students entering fifth grade.
Click here to see printable summer math and reading packets.
15 minutes a day in reading and math over the next four weeks will go a long way toward your children’s success in math and reading in the coming year! Thank you in advance for your support.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.
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