Summer Math and Literacy Resources
Dear KHS Families (with children in Grades 1-4),
As our children head off for the summer, we want to make sure they continue to live like the readers, writers, and problem-solvers they have become. In order to encourage this, we have created some exciting summer activities in literacy and mathematics. While we hope you will participate in some or all of these activities, they are meant as invitations, not requirements.
Students worked hard this year to build their understanding of mathematical concepts and problem solving skills. As the school year draws to a close and summer approaches, we want to offer your child the opportunity to keep their mathematical skills sharp and have a blast at the same time. Please visit the Westport Public Schools Summer Math Site to access a variety of games, activities and problems to solve. The site is organized by grade level and contains links and downloads that will keep your child thinking critically all summer. We look forward to a summer filled with excitement, exploration, and mathematical growth!
Teachers have worked with your child/children to set goals, make plans, and think about books they want to read and ways they want to write over the summer. This year our school wide theme is: Where did reading take you this summer? All students in grades 1-4 will come home with a yellow summer reading and writing folder. In the folder you will find your child’s summer plan and two passports for your child to fill out with favorite book titles and bring to school in August. You will also find a paper version of Paws, our KHS mascot. Please take Paws with you when you go somewhere (to the beach, on a vacation, to the movies), take a picture, and post it to our Paws Padlet (Password: paws). All other resources (including Summer Activity Calendars) are posted here and on the KHS Website (Go to Students and look for Summer Math and Literacy Resources).
Here are a few other ideas you might consider:
- Encourage your child to pack books in a camp trunk or suitcase.
- Visit the library often.
- Leave stacks of interesting reading material around the house.
- Give your child a summer writing notebook (a travel journal, or a place to capture ideas).
- Establish family reading and/or writing time.
- Read a lot of books aloud (in the car, at the beach, before bed).
- Have your child write thank you notes, letters, and cards to friends and family. Your child can even send postcards to teachers (Send them to KHS.)!
We wish you all a wonderful summer!