Summer Study

Dear Parents,

You made it! You survived this whirlwind of a school year! We are grateful for the way in which you partnered with us to help each child learn and grow during this very challenging time. While we all know that summer is a time to relax and unwind, we also need to make sure that our students spend some time reviewing and working on the skills they have learned this past year. This summer more than any other, it is critical to spend some time reviewing key skills in order to maximize retention. We have asked our staff to put together summer study packets or assignments in both Torah and general studies. These packets are designed to be completed sporadically over the course of the summer.

The general studies summer assignments for incoming 3rd-8th grade and the Torah studies 6th-8th are mandatory. 

Here are the instructions to access the summer review:

Elementary school:  Summer review packets are posted and shared below.

Middle school: The 6th-8th grade summer assignments will be divided into two sessions (One in July and another in August) all posted in the student Google Classroom specific to the student’s incoming grade.  There will be a number of assignments and core skills review for Kriah, Chumash, Gemara and Yediot Klaliot. These assignments are mandatory and will count towards their academic grade in that specific subject at the onset of the new school year.  All students, regardless of what they are doing in the summer, are responsible to complete the tasks.

Google classroom access codes are listed below. If you have any questions, please email Rabbi Solomon. [email protected]

General Studies Summer Information:

Each teacher has made suggestions for summer work in order to reinforce the skills that were focused on during the school year. In addition, the teachers made specific, individualized recommendations on the report cards. It is important to spend time reviewing these skills over the summer in order to make sure that the students are prepared for the upcoming school year.

The 3rd thru 8th grade math assignments will be graded and counted as the first test of the year. The reading assignments will be linked to class projects the first week of school.

In addition to the individual recommendations made by the teachers, there are three suggestions I’d like to offer:

  • RAZ Kids/Headsprout -www.raz-kids.com - this is the online supplementary reading program we have been using at school. Your children should know how to login on their own. It is a wonderful, interactive program that will keep your children’s reading skills fresh.
  • https://www.prodigygame.com/play/- A website that provides math instruction and practice through game. Whether your children need a little extra practice on key skills like multiplication, or need to be challenged with advanced content, Prodigy will keep your children learning at a pace that's right for them through games.
  • Targeted Practice Based on MAP Testing Results

The following link:  https://www.khanacademy.org/mappers contains a document that correlates MAP® sub-goals and RIT ranges to Khan Academy® exercises. The Khan exercises are interactive problems for students with instant feedback. Feel free to download the document for the appropriate grade range. NWEA plans to work with Khan Academy to update these links twice a year as new exercises are developed. Use the RIT ranges found on your MAP scoring sheet to determine which exercises your child should work on.

 

Please read the following letter to find your child’s lexile using MAP data: 

You can now access your child’s Measures of Academic Progress ® (MAP ®) test results on ParentLocker. Please go to your child’s organizer and select your child’s “information”(which is underneath the image) to view the PDF. These tests determine your child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year - and from year to year - in the areas of math, reading, and language.

MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests that your child takes on a computer. This means that the test becomes increasingly difficult as your child answers questions correctly. Conversely, when your child answers a question incorrectly, the test questions become easier. As such, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level.

In addition, your child should have had the opportunity to learn the information presented on the test because the tests are aligned with the state and national standards. Your child’s MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s score compared to others in his or her grade. Rather, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This RIT score increases the value of the testing as it becomes a tool to improve student learning in that it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child’s learning needs.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Andron at [email protected]

 

Emek Elementary School Summer Assignment

 

Incoming Pre-1st General Studies 

 

Incoming 1st Grade General Studies 

 

Incoming 1st Grade Torah Studies

 

Incoming 2nd Grade GS Part 1

 

Incoming 2nd Grade GS Part 2 

 

Incoming 2nd Grade Torah Studies Reading Review 

 

Incoming 2nd Grade Torah Studies Workbook Review 

 

Incoming 3rd Grade General Studies

 

Incoming 3G Kriah

 

incoming 3G Torah Studies 

 

Incoming 3B Kriah 

 

Incoming 3B Torah Studies 

 

Incoming 4th Grade General Studies

 

Incoming 4B Torah Studies 

 

Incoming 4B Kriah 

 

Incoming 4G Torah Studies 

 

Incoming 4G Kriah Packet 1 

 

Incoming 4G Kriah Packet 2

 

Incoming 5th Grade ELA

 

Incoming 5th Grade Math

 

Incoming 5th Grade Torah Studies 

 

Emek Middle School 2021 Summer Assignment



Dear Middle School Families,

  

This year, Emek students have worked harder than ever, and the hard work is paying off! We don’t want to lose that momentum as we head into the summer.  Much research has been done on the topic of “summer slide” – a phenomenon characterized by the reversal of academic progress between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. The number-one recommendation to combat summer slide is to maintain a regular study schedule over the summer months.

 

All grade levels will be expected to complete work for both their math and humanities classes. The summer assignments must be fully completed before school begins. This will be the first graded assignment of the new school year; students will not receive credit for this summer assignment if it is not turned in during the first week of school. Department heads will be reaching out to individual students and families regarding established IEP accommodations.

 

In order to effectively communicate the summer assignments to students, they will be assigned via Google Classroom. For “Rising 6th Graders, log on to “Rising 6th Grade - Summer of 2021” located in Google Classroom using the class code:  esdsgxq.  For “Rising 7th Graders, log on to “Rising 7th Grade - Summer of 2021” located in Google Classroom using the class code:  7i5prn5.  For “Rising 8th Graders, log on to “Rising 8th Grade - Summer of 2021” located in Google Classroom using the class code:  c3ytzul.   Both math and humanities classes will be utilizing Khan Academy over the summer, which will track the time students spend working in addition to the assignments they complete. 

 

Further explanation can be found in this presentation.



MATH

 

This summer, the math assignments will be on Khan Academy for ALL 6th grade and grade level classes.  It is imperative that all students complete all that is assigned as it counts as the first test of the year.  Students can access the link to Khan Academy by going into their Google Classroom page for math. The most recent post will read, “Summer Work.” Students will click on this post and it will take them directly to their Khan Academy class. Students should sign in using their “Google Account” and they will be able to start working on each assignment. Each student should look at all the topics assigned and then strategize on how many they will need to complete each week, each day, in order to properly manage their time. 

 

7th and 8th grade accelerated classes have hard copy packets that must be completed. 

 

Questions or concerns regarding this assignment may be directed to the Math Department Head, Mr. Klein, [email protected].

 

Please once you have clicked on the link, click login, then join class.  Please be advised that it takes 24 hours for it to sync with Google classroom.

 

Humanities

 

This summer, students will be doing grammar practice on Khan Academy, in addition to reading one book of their choice and completing two assignments posted in Google Classroom. The Khan assignments will be linked on Google Classroom under the section “Summer Work” in the Classwork tab. Clicking on the Khan Academy link posted in Classroom will allow students to join their assigned Khan classes. (STUDENTS SHOULD NOT ADD THEIR OWN COURSES. THEY MUST ALLOW 24 HOURS FOR THEIR ACCOUNTS TO SYNC BEFORE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE VISIBLE.) Students must complete all assigned activities, and may use videos and lessons to support understanding. 



In addition to the grammar activities on Khan Academy, all grade levels will choose one book within their lexile range to read over summer.   Books can be chosen from the teacher approved list or one you chose yourself with parent permission.  It must be within your Lexile range, one you have not read before, and has a minimum of 200 pages with at least 10 chapters.  Lexile scores are found on the student report card.  Students will complete two different reading assignments.  For each chapter of the book, students will write a 2-sentence summary at the end of each chapter using the document posted in Google Classroom under “Summer Work”.  For the second assignment, students will complete an “Amazon Purchase Book Review” also posted in Google Classroom.  

 

The attached list of books is derived from the ‘Approved Secular Book List’ on Chinuch.org.  The lexile level of each book is listed.  Narrow down the list of books with lexile levels that fall within the lexile range of the student.  

 

Questions or concerns regarding this assignment may be directed to the Humanities Department Head, Mrs. McAdam  at [email protected].  . 



MIDDLE SCHOOL GENERAL STUDIES SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

 

Middle School Humanities and Math Assignments

 

Rising 7th Grade Acc Math  -Klein

 

Rising 8th Grade Acc  Math-Klein

 

GOOGLE CLASSROOM – CODES FOR TORAH STUDIES SUMMER STUDY

 

ENTERING 6B

https://classroom.google.com/c/MzU5NjQzMTg5OTU4?cjc=sur5d2x

 

ENTERING 6G

https://classroom.google.com/c/MzU5NjQyMjk0NzA3?cjc=eigeoli

 

ENTERING 7B

https://classroom.google.com/c/MzU5OTgyMjY4NDUz?cjc=hxti55h

 

ENTERING 7G

https://classroom.google.com/c/MzU5OTgyMjY4NDY5?cjc=oodvpwt

 

ENTERING 8B

https://classroom.google.com/c/MzU5OTgyMjY4NTM3?cjc=p2yq2nf

 

ENTERING 8G

https://classroom.google.com/c/MzU5OTgyMjY4NTcx?cjc=rsblv5m

 

Please read the following letter to find your child’s lexile using MAP data: 

 

You can now access your child’s Measures of Academic Progress ® (MAP ®) test results on ParentLocker. Please go to your child’s organizer and select your child’s “information”(which is underneath the image) to view the PDF. These tests determine your child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year - and from year to year - in the areas of math,reading, and language.

MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests that your child takes on a computer. This means that the test becomes increasingly difficult as your child answers questions correctly. Conversely, when your child answers a question incorrectly, the test questions become easier. As such, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level.

In addition, your child should have had the opportunity to learn the information presented on the test because the tests are aligned with the state and national standards. Your child’s MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s score compared to others in his or her grade. Rather, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This RIT score increases the value of the testing as it becomes a tool to improve student learning in that it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child’s learning needs.

 

Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s education.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Solomon, Michelle Andron, and Rabbi Tropper 





 























 











 

 

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