Academics

Summer Bridge 2022

Casady’s Summer Bridge Activities 2022

The following summer activities have been prepared by the Casady faculty to help students maintain their learning and keep their minds active during the summer months. Teachers worked together across grade levels to identify strategic activities that would support students’ readiness for next year. These activities are not “new learning” for next year’s grade.  Instead, they are targeted skills students can be practicing over the summer in order to stay sharp and ready for their return to new grade levels in the fall.

You’ll notice that as the grade levels increase, some of the activities shift from being recommended to required.  This includes 4th Grade English, Middle Division History and English, and Upper Division English courses. If an assignment is required, teachers will have also communicated with students about those expectations. 

List of 11 items.

  • Pre-Kindergarten

    • (Recommended) Focus on reinforcing early literacy skills over the summer.  Here are some recommended summer language practice activities.
  • Kindergarten

    • (Recommended) Focus on reinforcing early literacy skills over the summer.  Here are some recommended summer language practice activities.
  • 1st Grade

    • (Recommended) Read or have a book read aloud for 15-20 minutes a day.  If it makes it extra fun for you, you can keep track of your reading in this summer reading log which you can bring to school when you return.  Here are some grade-level books that we suggest.  Want some fun new ways to do your reading?  Here are some reading challenges you can try. 
    • Continue working in the Starfall Language workbook and on the book-making material from Kindergarten. Casady students began a Starfall Language workbook and book-making material during the last month of their Kindergarten year. These now serve as great home resources for reinforcing literacy skills.
    • As you read together, support fluency development with some of these fluency activities.
    • (Recommended) Practice instantly recognizing high frequency Trick Words.
    • (Recommended) Explore math concepts by engaging in some of these fun Math activities.
    Want to explore more? You can continue using IXL as a summer extension resource through mid-July.
  • 2nd Grade

    • (Recommended) Read a book of your choosing for 15-20 minutes a day.  If it makes it extra fun for you, keep track of your reading in this summer reading log which you can bring to school when you return. Need some ideas? Here are some grade-level books that we suggest. Want some fun new ways to do your reading?  Here are some reading challenges you can try. 
    • As you read, support fluency development with some of these fluency activities.
    • Practice your writing by choosing one of these fun journal prompts each week.  You could even keep your work in a special summer journal!
    • (Recommended) Practice instantly recognizing high frequency Trick Words.
    • (Recommended) Explore math concepts by engaging in some of these fun Math activities.
    • (Recommended) Continue practicing your keyboarding at Typing.com. Practice coding using a coding platform of your choice.
    • Want to explore more? You can continue using IXL as a summer extension resource through mid-July.
  • 3rd Grade

    • (Recommended) Read a book of your choosing for 15-20 minutes a day.  If it makes it extra fun for you, keep track of your reading in this summer reading log which you can bring to school when you return. Need some ideas for some books to read?  Here are some grade-level books that we suggest. (Rising 3rd and 4th Graders might want to work toward earning a reading award next year by choosing chapter books from the Sequoyah Lists and taking an AR Test.)Want some fun new ways to do your reading?  Here are some reading challenges you can try.  
    • (Recommended) Practice instantly recognizing high frequency Trick Words.
    • (Recommended) Practice your writing by choosing one of these fun journal prompts each week.  You could even keep your work in a special summer journal!
    • (Recommended) Reinforce math concepts by engaging in some of these different Math activities.
    • (Recommended) Continue practicing your keyboarding at Typing.com. You can also use the online game, Nitrotype.com. Practice coding using a coding platform of your choice.
    • Want to explore more? You can continue using IXL as a summer extension resource through mid-July.
  • 4th Grade

    • (Required) Complete the 4th Grade Summer Reading Assignment.
    • Want some fun new ways to do your reading?  Here are some reading challenges you can try. (Rising 3rd and 4th Graders might want to work toward earning a reading award next year by choosing chapter books from the Sequoyah Lists and taking an AR Test.)
    • (Recommended) Keep practicing your grammar skills by continuing in your Grammar Workshop book from 3rd grade. 
    • (Recommended) Reinforce math concepts by engaging in some of these different Math activities.
    • (Recommended) Practice your writing by choosing one of these fun journal prompts each week.  You could even keep your work in a special summer journal!
    • (Recommended) Continue practicing your keyboarding at Typing.com. Practice coding using a coding platform of your choice.
    • Want to explore more? We suggest IXL as a great summer extension resource across many subjects.
  • 5th Grade

  • 6th Grade

  • 7th Grade

  • 8th Grade

  • 9th - 12th Grades

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