Assignments for Aspen Country Day students
Summer 2015


Make your summer a learning experience!
Have lots of adventures, take time to "wander and ponder," and play outside as much as possible. That's the advice from teachers at Aspen Country Day School. 

It's also important to keep academic skills fresh. That way we can dive right in to learning when school begins September 8. Bring your completed summer work with you on the first day of school.

Read all the way down for details.
Middle School 
Here are summer assignments for students entering:
 

HUMANITIES

Read at least four books of your own choosing, using this list as a starting point: Eighth Grade reading list. One of your books must be grounded in American history. Suggested books are highlighted in yellow on the reading list. You will make a presentation about this book in the first full week of school. Your presentation must include a visual interpretation of a theme, a character analysis, or an insight from the book.

 

MATH

Print out and complete the 187 problems that are listed here: Eighth Grade Math blog

 

FRENCH

complete the summer packet posted here

 

SPANISH

There are two packets to complete this summer; you must do both parts.

Click here for Part 1

Click here for Part 2

 

 

MATH

Returning students should work in Khan Academy. Students have received an invitation from Khan Academy online; this invitation was sent to your school email.

 

ENGLISH

Read at least three books of your choice. Click here for the list of suggested titles.

 

FRENCH

complete the summer packet posted here. Practice vocabulary: click here for topics.

 

SPANISH

complete the summer packet posted here

 

MATH

Returning students should work in iReady, using their existing passwords. 

 

ENGLISH

Read at least three books of your choice. Click here for the list of suggested titles.

 

FRENCH

complete the summer packet posted here. Also, practice your vocabulary for family and friends. Click here for a list of topics.

 

SPANISH

complete the summer packet posted here

Lower School
Here are summer assignments for students entering . . . 

 

MATH

Work in iReady OR complete the math packet posted here.

 

ENGLISH

Read There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar (best to save this until August so it is fresh in your mind for our discussions).  PLUS, read at least two additional books of your choice. Keep a reading log where you record the title of each book you're read and the date you finished it. Click here for the list of suggested titles.

 

FRENCH

complete the summer packet posted here. Also, practice your vocabulary for family and friends. Click here for a list of topics.

 

SPANISH

complete the summer packet posted here

 

MATH

Returning students should practice in iReady. ALSO complete a math packet posted here. Students have received an invitation from Khan Academy online; this invitation was sent to your school email.

 

ENGLISH

Read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (best to save this until August so it is fresh in your mind for our discussions). PLUS, read at least two additional titles of your choosing. Keep a reading log with the title and date you finished each book. Click here for the list of suggested titles.

 

WRITING

Keep a journal, writing in it two to three times  a week. Topics can be anything you like -- creative stories or poems, adventures, travel reports, stories about your daily activities or books you are reading. Also, consider writing a letter to your teacher; you'll get a reply and maybe even a little surprise back in the mail. Letter instructions for returning students are here. Letter instructions for new students are here

 

FRENCH

practice your vocabulary for family and friends. Click here for a list of topics.

 

SPANISH

complete the summer packet posted here

 

MATH

Returning students should work in iReady. Also, try to review your math facts in real time with experiences like having a lemonade stand, counting coins, adding up groceries, etc.

 

ENGLISH

  • Read 20 mintues each day. read at least three books of your choice. Click here for the list of suggested titles.
  • Complete your Explode the Code and Handwriting without Tears books.
  • Optional, but encouraged: keep a journal of your summer adventures, writing about travels, daily activities, creative ideas, or anything else you like.

Click here for a letter from last year's teacher explaining details.

 

MATH

Practice in iReady whenever possible, or use age-appropriate math workbooks.

 

SKILLS
Complete the packet posted here. 

 

ENGLISH

Read every day! Click here for suggested titles. 

 

Click here for a letter from the teachers explaining details.

 

MATH

Practice in iReady or in grade-appropriate workbooks. 

 

READING

Read at least 20 minutes every day. Keep writing in your journal, adding stories, poems, drawings, and whatever sparks your imagination. 

 

READING, WRITING, MATH

Read every day, at least 20 minutes. 

Keep writing, drawing, and adding entries in your journal.

Try some grade-appropriate workbooks.

Click here for a letter with some info about good iPad apps for Kindergarteners and more.

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