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2018 Summer Work
SUMMER HOME ACTIVITIES
Summertime provides a wealth of fun, enriching, and easy-to-access learning opportunities for children…and adults. Meaningful learning across many disciplines naturally transpires when children are engaging with friends, participating in a variety of physical activities, exploring in the woods or at the beach, writing and sending postcards from exciting vacation destinations or even their own backyard, making lemonade and selling it at their own lemonade stand, visiting and conversing with relatives (young and old), as well as simply enjoying “being in the moment”! With the importance of students taking a well-deserved break to rejuvenate after a busy school year, provide opportunities for your child to play, play, play!
In addition, Rocky Hill School strongly recommends that all students read independently, or be read to, on a daily basis throughout the summer months. Daily reading will help students hone important skills developed during the school year, use and acquire background knowledge, as well as let their imaginations soar!
Be sure to take a look at the summer reading programs offered at local libraries. Developmentally appropriate reading recommendations are also available from local libraries, classroom teachers, as well as online sites, such as the American Library Association. Click here for summer reading lists and other resources from the ALA!
If additional review is requested, games and apps for children, like the samples below, are available. Remember to keep it relaxed and fun!
25 Activities to Keep Kids’ Brains Active in Summer
Reading Rockets: Ideas for Active Summer Learning
10 Great Math Apps for Kids Plus links to other games and apps!
Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources
For Preschool-Grade 5, applicable textbooks (determined by beginning year assessments) will be ordered by RHS, if needed. The Business Office will invoice families for the cost of the books. Classroom teachers will notify you if any additional books are needed as the school year progresses.
For Preschool-Grade 3, classroom supplies will be ordered by RHS. The Business Office will invoice families for the cost of the supplies. For Grades 4 and 5, the classroom teachers will distribute a required classroom supplies list by early July.