Lower School Summer Challenges

June 2020

Dear Lower School Parents,

I would like to invite students to join me in a reading and math challenge this summer to fight summer slide.  There are many resources around us to help us read during June, July, and August.  The libraries offer free reading programs and librarians always have great recommendations.  Also, our own CTA Librarian, Mrs. Miller, has made wonderful suggested summer reading lists that are located here.  

Here is the CTA Reading Challenge:
Incoming 1st grade-2nd graders:  Read 20 books which can include picture books.  Record the book’s titles along with a parent signature to earn a reward from me!  

Incoming 3rd-6th graders:  Read new chapter books.  Read 15 or more chapter books and you will receive a reward from me when you return from school. 

Each book that is read must be listed on the form you can download here with a parent signature.  Return the summer book challenge to your general studies teacher on the first day of school.  The prizes will be announced at that time.

Here is the CTA Math Challenge:

We have created a math challenge for students this year.  Our recommendation is to work with your children on fact fluency and review grade level concepts from the year.  Freckle is a wonderful tool for this.  We will come back to school and have a grade level fluency challenge!  Be prepared and ready!

Incoming 1st-3rd graders should know their addition and subtraction facts from 0-20.  Spend 10 minutes a day developing those skills 4 days a week for a total of 360 minutes for the entire summer.  Download form here.

Incoming 4th-6th graders should be fluent in multiplication and division.  We ask students to spend 15 minutes a day working on these skills 4 days a week for 540 minutes for the summer.  This can include math practice.  Download form here.

Most importantly, have your children enjoy their break.  Have fun with them!  Happy Summer Break!

Nikki Miller
Lower School Principal