Students can lose up to 2 months of academic skills over the summer break. It can then take up to 6 weeks to bring students up to speed in the fall. Milltown school district encourages parents to offer ways for students to continue learning over the summer through formal tutoring programs, practice books, and daily reading.
The Newbery Medal has been awarded since 1922 to the children’s book judged the best book of the year by the American Library Association. The subjects and styles of these books range far and wide, so there are books for every type of reader.
I am giving a Newbery challenge to any teachers and students who would like to accept it. Not counting any books we have already read, can you read more Newbery Medal winners this summer than I do? Prizes may include gift certificates to local businesses, award certificates, and a pizza party in the library for the winners. Add "The Crossroads" by William Alexander to the attached list as the 2015 winner.
Have a great summer, and start reading now! - Mrs. Wright, Joyce Kilmer School Librarian
Summer Study Program is offered as a service to parents of students exiting K-3rd grades that are interested in an activity and skill-based workbook for use over the summer in preparing students for the next grade level. Each workbook is $12.00 and orders will be taken through May 23rd, for distribution in June. Books are ordered based on the current grade level of your child. If you are interested in purchasing a Summer Bridge Activities workbook for your child, you may print the order form below and return it to your child's teacher.
Summer Camp is offered through teacher recommendation and other assessment criteria to eligible studentsare in need of continued learning time over the summer. The link below provides a more detailed description.
Bookflix is a web-based program that students in grades K-3 are familiar with using as part of their library skills, literacy, and ESL program. Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. It is available throughout the summer months for students to continue practice in language arts. Please call the main office at the school, if you don't have the log-on and password.
BrainPOP is a web-based program for grades 3 and up that provides educational movies and homework help for students. Each animated movie has quizzes, games, vocabulary, and activities for kids. For more information, click here. BrainPOP Jr. is a great resource for grades K-3, offering lesson plans and lesson ideas that develop critical thinking and inquiry skills.
Summer Camp Programs Several educational institutions in the area are offering summer camp programs. Click below for more information. oster a love of reading with incentives from the corporations below. Rutgers Reading Program