On Your Mark, Get Set...LEARN!

On Your Mark, Get Set...LEARN!
Posted on 06/20/2016
summer learningRoll those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer into Learning!

Summer vacation is almost here! Our students have all made such significant gains this school year, and we want them to continue this progress over vacation. To support student success, the Morse School’s Literacy and Math Leadership Teams have organized some great ways to encourage continued learning over the summer. Students who participate in these activities and return them will earn raffle tickets with the chance to win an ice-cream party in the fall. During our last week of school this year, students attended a lively Summer Learning Kick-Off Assembly to get everyone ready to stretch their brains over the summer!

To get students motivated, the Morse School has adopted the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set… LEARN!” – inspired by the statewide 2016 summer reading theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!”. We are also highlighting the Core Virtue “Perseverance” and encouraging children to push themselves to tackle the challenges they may face when learning new things in math, literacy, or life!

This year, students are being asked to persevere and engage in a minimum of 20 minutes of reading/writing and 20 minutes of math every day. If 1 minute equaled 1 foot, all that learning time could take students to the Cape and back TWICE! Students will track their minutes on a calendar that will sent home before the end of the year (find calendar online here), along with a BINGO card with suggestions for fun math and literacy activities (see BINGO card here). To assist them with their learning efforts, students in grades 2, 3 and 4 also have access to our “Ready, Set, Learn!” Google Classroom that will be updated with a variety of literacy, math, social studies and science websites. Every Monday a message will be posted to suggest an exciting new website for students to check out. You can access this online classroom at classroom.google.com.

Families can help! There are a number of ways to promote summer learning at home over the break: Remind your children to fill out their BINGO card and record their learning minutes. Encourage your children to visit our “Ready, Set, Learn!” Google Classroom and spend some time on the suggested educational websites. Moreover, encourage your children to persevere in all of their efforts this summer!

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