SUMMER READING AND MATH
For reading, please select at least one of the following three options or participate in all three
Spirit FM is once again doing their summer reading contest. You may remember that ESCS won that contest last summer and received a free ice cream party where Abby, one of the Spirit FM DJ’s, brought in Toppers ice cream for all the students. Since we are a competitive school, we would like to win that contest again this summer! The guidelines for this contest are: grades K – 2nd read 10 short books, grades 3rd – 5th: read at least 2 books (of at least 100 pages), and grades 6th – 8th: read at least 2 books (of at least 300 pages). Just for participating, the first 1000 students receive a coupon for a treat from Chick-fil-A. For more information and to input your books, visit here.
Barnes and Noble Contest is for grades 1-6. This contest asks you to read any eight (8) books between May 16th and September 5th. You need to write down both the title and your favorite part of the book. Then you bring that list into a local Barnes and Noble store and receive a free book from their list of choices. For more information and to download the journal (which is the same as the copy that was sent home), visit here.
Battle of the Books competition will be held in April of 2019 for grades 3-8.Third graders need only read 8 of the 12 books to participate in the Battle of the Books Contest in April. Grades 4-8 must read any 10 of the 15 books, which were chosen as Sunshine State Young Readers for this year. If you want to start reading these books, you can use these for both the Barnes and Noble contest and the Spirit FM contest! That‘s right, three for the price of one!
For Math, our rising first and second graders will be using IXL to keep their Math and ELA skills sharp.
Our rising third through fifth graders will be using MobyMax as their program of choice. They will keep working on Math activities to help fill in the “gaps” and review all the concepts they have learned this year. All the students will be able to use their same usernames and passwords that they have been using in their classrooms all year. We are asking the students to practice for at least 30 minutes each week.
Our rising sixth through eighth graders are going to get a new opportunity for summer work. We are doing a summer bingo card, which will involve Art, ELA, Math, Music, PE, Religion, Science, Spanish, and Social Studies. And you will be using technology to complete the activities! For each of the subjects you have at least 3 options OR you can design a creative idea of your own and get it approved by the teacher (before beginning the assignment). We look forward to seeing what great creations you complete by the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. You will be presenting your unique presentation to your fellow house members. All students who successfully completed their full card Bingo will earn an ice cream sundae party!