It’s hard to believe, but the official end to the 2014-2015 school year is just around the corner! Along with plans for summer vacations, sleep away camps, and relaxing at the beach, comes the realization that students still benefit from reading and practicing learned math skills in an effort to reduce what we refer to as the “Summer Brain Drain!”
This year, I am once again promoting the M4thodology Summer Sampler math workbooks which align with what your children learned this year in our Singapore Math curriculum. Links to purchase each workbook directly from Amazon.Com can be found on the righthand side of this blog post. The workbooks are designed to reinforce skills learned for the grade your child has currently completed, and I encourage you to purchase the next grade level as well so that they can begin applying their knowledge to even more challenging assignments.
Our Lower School Summer Reading Program this year promises to be exciting as we team up with Scholastic in our quest to see if Posnack families can break a record by reading a MILLION minutes this summer. More information will be sent home this week with your child’s log-in information and a link to receive reminders and updates all summer long about our progress towards that million mark! Encourage your child to read for pleasure and knowledge. Teachers will be sending home lists of books that are “just right” for your child, and we encourage you to read together as a family to build a love of reading throughout your home,
When we return to school, all students are invited to bring in their own drawing of their favorite book cover. These drawings will proudly decorate the walls of our newly renovated
Lower School Library!
Don’t forget to follow the directions above to receive text messages this summer with updates from our reading contest and suggestions for new books. Take a photo of your child reading while wearing their Posnack gear, and they may be featured in our weekly Ram News under the section,
Posnack Reads Everywhere!
Wishing all our Posnack families a relaxing summer filled with reading memories that will last a lifetime!