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Summer Ideas from our Counseling Department

Hello Kodiak Families,  
Below are several resources that we encourage you to check out and work with your child in between having fun together during the summer months. We recognize that this has been an extremely difficult year for students and families, we cannot stress enough the importance of regaining a sense of normalcy and routine. This request is a way for your child to continue to learn and grow and hopefully avoid the summer regression that often takes place in students' skills while they are away from formalized learning. We recommend that your child spend 30 minutes per day three times per week working on some formal learning in both math and English (ELA) in order to maintain their current skill level. 
There are a variety of options to best meet your child’s unique learning style and needs. With the online resources, there are progress monitoring tools built in so you can monitor and celebrate your child’s progress and goals. If you make this a family activity time where everyone participates, it can be a great opportunity for strengthening family bonds. 
We are looking forward to putting this year behind us and starting the new school year with optimism for the future. It is our belief, that if your child is able put in a little work over the next three months, they will feel confident and ready to take on 7th grade.  Thank you for your continued partnership in this process - we are all more successful when we work together rather than in isolation. Have an amazing summer. Be safe and stay healthy.  💙Lisa Currin and your 6th grade teaching team.  
 
For additional tips on how to avoid having your child falling back from the summer break.  This is a great article with lots of really good ideas. 
 
 
 
Summer Math Resources:
 
     Imagine Math through westada.org webapps (Your student knows how to use this program as they have used it all year long) This resource will only be available until July 26. After that date, they will no longer have access to this program).
 
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
www.khanacademy.org
   
   This is a workbook found on Amazon if you are looking for a paper and pencil option. This can be purchased if you choose
 
 
Summer English Language Arts (ELA) Resources:
 
        Summer Reading | Meridian Library District (mld.org) - Check out programs the Meridian Library offers with their summer literacy programs.
 
Beginning of dialog window. It begins with a heading 3 called "Create Account". It has two buttons, one for educators that takes you to the educator sign up page and one for students that takes you to another modal which allows you to enter your class code for your enrolled class.
www.commonlit.org
     ReadWork  
ReadWorks continues to offer expanded support for educators and families facing interrupted learning during the 2020-21 school year. We regularly update remote and hybrid resources for educators here and families here.Find our updated statement & policies here.As always, as part of our nonprofit mission, ReadWorks is completely free.
www.readworks.org
This is a workbook found on Amazon if you are looking for a paper and pencil option. This can be purchased if you choose.
Partners in Learning
 
Lisa Currin, Ed.S. 
Counselor, Victory Middle School
for 6th grade students and 7th grade students in 2021-2022