Summer & Back-to-School Resources

Lower School

2019 Summer Math and Reading

As a child’s most important teacher, families play a key role in helping children stay sharp during the summer. We recommend that children spend at least 20 minutes every day with books, whether reading on their own, or with an adult.

Below you will find summer math and reading assignments for a student's entering grade in the 2019-2020 school year.

To print a list, simply expand the row and click Command-P on a Mac or Control-P on a PC.

Summer Math

List of 6 items.

  • Kindergarten

    Families of students entering Kindergarten can practice important math skills by playing games that involve strategic thinking and reasoning. When working with your child, point out the mathematics involved in each of these. Families can also spend time together exploring mathematical materials like blocks and puzzles and playing with or sorting collections of things like buttons or baseball cards. Below are some recommendations that you might like to explore:
    • Board games such as Chutes and Ladders, Apples to Apples, and Monopoly
    • Card games such as Go Fish or Rummy
    • 2-D and 3-D puzzles
    • Construction toys such as building blocks, Legos, or K'nex
    • Cooking Projects (any home cooking activity)
    • Working with collections of things like stamps, coins, baseball cards, or buttons
    • Building models
  • Grade One

    Families of students entering First Grade should practice counting, number recognition, and number value. Help your child practice:
    • Verbal Counting from 1 to 25: beginning at 1, have your child count out loud to 25 or beyond.
    • Visual recognition of numbers from 1 - 20: show numbers from 1-20 and ask child to identify them.
    • Matching a group of 1 - 10 objects with the number they represent; for example, show the number 5 and ask child to make a group of five objects.
    Families can practice important math skills by playing games that involve strategic thinking and reasoning. When working with your child, point out the mathematics involved in each of these. Families can also spend time together exploring mathematical materials like blocks and puzzles and playing with or sorting collections of things like buttons or baseball cards. Below are some recommendations that you might like to explore:
    • Board games such as Chutes and Ladders, Apples to Apples, and Monopoly
    • Card games such as Go Fish or Rummy
    • 2-D and 3-D puzzles
    • Construction toys such as building blocks, Legos, or K'nex
    • Cooking Projects (any home cooking activity)
    • Working with collections of things like stamps, coins, baseball cards, or buttons
    • Building models
  • Grade Two

    Students entering Second Grade should spend 20 minutes twice weekly practicing skills using IXL and Dreambox. Students use their existing school logins and passwords.

    IXL: Students should practice math skills in these assigned First Grade areas. Students should strive for an 85% success rate for each section listed below:
    Counting: Sections  A.2 - A.15
    Addition: Sections B.1 - B.4 , C.1 - C.10, D.1 - D.6
    Subtraction: Sections G.1 - G.10,  H.1 - H.2
    Fractions: X.1-X.4
    Geometry: V.1-V.1
    Time: U.1-U.2

    Dreambox: Students may choose areas to practice in Dreambox.

    In addition to twice weekly skills practice, students can practice important math skills by playing games that involve strategic thinking and reasoning, along with general number sense and counting. Below
    are some recommendations that you might like to explore:
  • Grade Three

    Students entering Third Grade should spend 5-10 minutes of practice DAILY on math addition and subtraction facts to 20. The expectation is for students to be able to solve 25 addition/subtraction facts within one minute. 

    In addition, students should spend 20 minutes twice weekly practicing skills using IXL and Dreambox. Students use their existing school logins and passwords.

    IXL: Students should practice math skills in these assigned Second Grade areas. Students should strive for an 85% success rate for each section listed below:
    Counting: Sections A.1 - A.12
    Addition: Sections E.4-E.5, G.1-G.13, I.1-I.3
    Subtraction: Sections H.1 - H.6
    Multiplication: Y.1-Y.4
    Fractions: W.1-W.6
    Place Value: Sections M.1 - M.6
    Geometry: Sections T.1 - T.4
    Money: Sections P.1-P.12
    Time: Sections Q.1-Q.10

    Dreambox: Students may choose areas to practice in Dreambox.
  • Grade Four

    Students entering Fourth Grade should spend 5-10 minutes of practice DAILY on math multiplication facts with 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s to 50.

    In addition, students should spend 20 minutes three times a week practicing skills using IXL and Dreambox. Students use their existing school logins and passwords.
     
    IXL: Students should practice math skills in these assigned Third Grade areas. Students should strive for an 85% success rate for each section listed below:
    Place Value: Sections B.1 - B.6
    Addition: Sections C.1 - C.4
    Subtraction: Sections D.1 - D.4
    Multiplication: Sections E.1-E.8, F.3-F.11, G.1-G.4
    Division: Sections I.1-I.5, K.1-K.7, K.13
    Fractions: Sections W.1-W.10, X.1 - X.2
    Geometry: Sections FF.1-FF.8
    Money S.1 - S.3
    Time: T.1 - T.6
     
    Dreambox: Students may choose areas to practice in Dreambox.
  • Grade Five

    Students entering Fifth Grade should spend 5-10 minutes of practice DAILY on math multiplication facts to 12 x 12. In addition, students should spend 20 minutes three times a week practicing skills using IXL and Dreambox. Students use their existing school logins and passwords.

    IXL: Students should practice math skills in these assigned Fourth Grade areas. Students should strive for an 85% success rate for each section listed below:
    Addition: Sections B.1 - B.5
    Subtraction: Sections C.1 - C.5
    Multiplication: Sections D.1 - D.6
    Division: Sections E.1-E.5
    Fractions: Sections P.1 - P.7, R.1
    Decimals: Sections T.1 - T.4
    Geometry: Sections  BB.1 - BB.5
    Number Sense: Sections A.1-A.10

    Dreambox:Students may choose areas to practice in Dreambox.

Summer Reading

List of 7 items.

Colorado Academy
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, Colorado 80235
303-986-1501
info@coloradoacademy.org
Directions

Translate Page