Summer work for archive up

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ENGLISH & US HISTORY

Read at least four books of your own choosing, using this list as a starting point: Eighth Grade reading list. At least one of your books must be grounded in American history. Suggested books are highlighted in yellow on the reading list. You will make a presentation about this book in the first full week of school.


MATH
All returning students have been set up in a Khan Academy online summer math class. These invitations have been sent to each child's "student@aspencountryday.net" email account. You can expect to be working in this class throughout the summer. Questions? Contact kimpassero@aspencountryday.net

FRENCH
Memorize the vocabulary on the list at this link.

SPANISH

  • Please read and do all exercises in your Descubre book, pages 240-243, and pages 250-251.
  • In the workbook, complete pages 62-73 A-S; page 74 exercise U; page 181-185 exercises A-I; pages 384-398 (hasta pero no incluyendo la America del Sur)
  • There are also two packets to complete. Please bring these completed packets on the first day of school: Capitulo 2 AND El Caribe

MATH

  • Returning students: you have been set up in a Khan Academy online summer math class. Invitations to join the class have been sent to each child's "student@aspencountryday.net" email account. You can expect to be working in this class throughout the summer.
  • New students: please visit Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org), sign up, choose Seventh Grade in "Math by Grade," and spend time this summer practicing math skills in preparation for next year.

ENGLISH
Read at least three books of your choice and keep a good reading log. Click here for the directions and list of suggested titles.

FRENCH
Memorize the vocabulary on the list at this link.

SPANISH

  • In the book Descubre, complete pages 126-141. Please read and do all exercises on those pages.
  • Then complete these pages in your workbook: pages 14-19, exercises A-J; pages 20-25 exercises A-J; pages 26-28 exercises A-H; pages 35-41 exercises A-I; pages 47-51 exercises A-I; pages 52-56 exercises A-I.
  • Also in the workbook: Page 333 A 1,2,3; page 336-337 B; page 343 A 1,2,3,4; page 344 A 2, 4, 7, 10; B 1, 5, 6; C 1, 6; D 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10



MATH
Returning students: you have been set up in a Khan Academy online summer math class to review the math learned in Fifth Grade. You have already logged in during class using your ACDS Gmail addresses. All have been assigned to the class called "5th to 6th summer math work," with ACDS teacher Brett Nelson as the coach. You can expect to be working in this class throughout the summer -- videos, practice, and quizzes. If you have questions about the content or the process, please email Brett at brettnelson@aspencountryday.net
New students: please visit Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org), sign up, choose Sixth Grade in "Math by Grade," and spend time this summer practicing math skills in preparation for next year.

ENGLISH
Read at least three books of your choice. Click here for the list of suggested titles

FRENCH
Memorize the vocabulary on the list at this link.

SPANISH
Complete the summer packet posted here and bring it to school on the first day.
Also: Spanish dream house project: Create a residence! The only requirement is that it fit through the doorway of the Spanish classroom, but otherwise your house can be any format, any materials. You can borrow furniture from a sibling's doll house, download photos, cut out pictures from a magazine, build it out of Legos...the possibilities are endless. Everything should be labeled in Spanish. DO NOT BRING THE HOUSE TO SCHOOL ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES. Each student will receive a date on which they will present their house project.

MATH
Complete the math packet posted here.

ENGLISH
Click here for summer reading instructions, which include

  • read one of the two required books: The Penderwicks (by Jeanne Birdsall) or PAX (by Sarah Pennypacker)
  • read at least two additional books from this list
  • keep a reading log throughout the summer. List each book you read, date completed, author, title, and comments
  • be prepared to write and present a book report in the first two weeks of school based on your summer reading

SPANISH
Complete the summer packet posted here

FRENCH
Memorize the vocabulary on the list posted here.

MATH
The optional math packet posted here will come in handy if you are offline this summer. Otherwise, play online games to increase your math fluency. Here are some games:
https://www.zearn.org/
http://gregtangmath.com/
http://catalog.mathlearningcenter.org/apps
http://nrich.maths.org/9412
http://nrich.maths.org/9414
http://nrich.maths.org/9413
http://nrich.maths.org/941
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ENGLISH
Click here for summer reading instructions, which include

  • required book: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (save this until August so it is fresh in your mind for our discussions)
  • two other books of your own choice from this list
  • a reading log with each book you read, date completed, author, title, comments on each book

WRITING
Keep a journal, writing in it two to three times a week. Topics can be anything you like -- creative stories or poems, adventures, travel reports, stories about your daily activities or books you are reading.

SPANISH
Complete the summer packet posted here.

MATH
Practice your math skills with some of the math-based board games and apps listed here. There is also a packet of math games that Second Graders played in class last year; click here to download the games packet and use it to keep your skills fresh over the summer. Also, try to review your math facts in real time with experiences like having a lemonade stand, counting coins, adding up groceries, etc.

ENGLISH
Read 20 minutes each day. Read at least three books of your choice, and record all your reading on a reading log - you can find one at this link or make your own. Click here for a list of suggested titles.

Returning students, complete your Explode the Code and Handwriting without Tears books.

Here is a letter about summer activities that parents will find helpful.

Optional, but encouraged: keep a journal of your summer adventures, writing about travels, daily activities, creative ideas, or anything else you like.

MATH, ENGLISH, and more
Click here for a comprehensive summer packet for students to use over the summer, including a reading list and math games.





MATH

Practice your math skills in grade-appropriate workbooks.

READING
Read at least 20 minutes every day. Keep writing in your journal, adding stories, poems, drawings, and whatever sparks your imagination.

READING, WRITING, MATH
Read every day, at least 20 minutes.
Keep writing and drawing, and try some grade-appropriate workbooks.
Click here for a letter with some info about good iPad apps for Kindergarteners and more.

TEACHERS SAY:
Wander, ponder, and recharge with outdoor adventure. And...
READ EVERY DAY! 

looking for summer tutors, activities, day camps in the Roaring Fork Valley? click here

If you have online assignments but no access to a computer (at camp, for instance), please complete what you can before school begins.

Click here to log in to Khan Academy (Anyone can set up an account, but Middle School students have been issued invitations to join an online math class by grade; look in your student@aspencountryday.net for that email invitation.)


Pitkin County Library in Aspen reopening with all new kids' facilities June 19


Basalt Regional Library: many great summer programs for kids


Carbondale branch of the Garfield County Libraries: a relaxing place to read all summer long

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