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Summer Math

Summer Academic Practice Rational

Students can lose as much as one to two months of learning during the downtime of summer.  All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities year-round. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004).  Though summer vacation should be a time for leisure and fun that only summer can bring, we require our students to read and engage in math practice to counter potential academic regression.

Information for Parents and Guardians

A Summer that Counts: How to Keep Math Skills Sharp During Summer

IXL Login Information for Students Entering Fourth Grade through Eighth Grade
  • Visit the IXL Login Page.
  • Enter the student’s Username and Password. If your student needs their username and/or password, please click here.
  • Click on “Learning” in the green bar.
  • Click on “Language Arts” under the green bar.
  • Choose the grade level from the left-hand vertical tabs.
  • Scroll down or click on Grammar and Mechanics.
  • Click on activities under designated topics listed under the student’s grade level.
Entering Pre-Kindergarten 3
  • Pre-Kinder 3 Math Choice Board
    • Each week, choose one math activity to do.  Color the square when the activity is completed.
    • Assessment Criteria: Turn in your Math Choice Board on the First Day of School with at least 8 squares colored.
Entering Pre-Kindergarten 4
  • PreKinder 4 Math Choice Board
    • Each week, choose one math activity to do.  Color the square when the activity is completed.
    • Assessment Criteria: Turn in your Math Choice Board on the First Day of School with at least 8 squares colored.
Entering Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten Math Choice Board
    • During the month of July, students are asked to complete one math activity from the Math Choice Board each week. Color the square when the activity is complete.
    • Assessment Criteria: Turn in your Math Choice Board on the First Day of School with at least 4 squares colored.
  • Imagine Math
    • Complete 40 minutes a week on the Imagine Math platform through the month of June.  QR codes and login information was sent home with students. If you are new to Blessed Sacrament and need login information, please contact the School Office at (210) 824-3381.
    • Assessment Criteria: On the First Day of School, turn in the Kinder Imagine Math Summer Log showing completion of at least 160 minutes on the platform.
Entering First Grade
  • First Grade Math Choice Board
    • During the month of July, students are asked to complete one math activity from the Math Choice Board each week. Color the square when the activity is complete.
    • Assessment Criteria: Turn in your Math Choice Board on the First Day of School with at least 4 squares colored.
  • Imagine Math
    • Complete 40 minutes a week on the Imagine Math platform through the month of June.  QR codes and login information was sent home with students. If you are new to Blessed Sacrament and need login information, please contact the School Office at (210) 824-3381.
    • Assessment Criteria: On the First Day of School, turn in the First Grade Imagine Math Summer Log showing completion of at least 160 minutes on the platform.
Entering Second Grade
  • Imagine Math
    • Complete 40 minutes a week on the Imagine Math platform through June and July.  QR codes and login information was sent home with students. If you are new to Blessed Sacrament and need login information, please contact the School Office at (210) 824-3381.
    • Assessment Criteria: On the First Day of School, turn in the Second Grade Imagine Math Summer Log showing completion of at least 320 minutes on the platform.
Entering Third Grade
  • Imagine Math
    • Complete 40 minutes a week on the Imagine Math platform through June and July.  QR codes and login information was sent home with students. If you are new to Blessed Sacrament and need login information, please contact the School Office at (210) 824-3381.
    • Assessment Criteria: On the First Day of School, turn in the Imagine Math Student Log showing completion of at least 320 minutes on the platform.
Entering Fourth Grade
  • IXL Math – Students are asked to select Third Grade for Reinforcement Skills and Close Instructional Gaps
    • Suggested Time is 30 Minutes Per Week
    • Topics: B. Place Value, C. Addition, D. Subtracting, E. Understand Multiplication, F. Multiplication Skill Builders, and G. Multiplication Fluency
    • Enrichment Topics: I. Understand Division and J. Division Skill Builders
    • Assessment Criteria: Completion and Smart Score
Entering Fifth Grade
  • IXL Math – Students are asked to select Fourth Grade for Reinforcement Skills and Close Instructional Gaps
    • Suggested Time is 45 Minutes Per Week
    • Topics: F. Mixed Operations, I. Data and Graphics (1-5 Only), L. MOney, M. Units of Measurement, V. Two-Dimensional Figures, W. Triangles and Quadrilaterals, X. Symmetry, and Y. Angles
    • Assessment Criteria: Completion and Smart Score
Entering Sixth Grade
  • IXL Math – Students are asked to select Fifth Grade for Reinforcement Skills and Close Instructional Gaps
    • Suggested Time is 45 Minutes Per Week
    • Topics: E. Exponents, K. Fractions and Mixed Numbers, O. Mixed Operations, T. Coordinate Planes, U. Variable Expressions, W. Probability and Statistics, Z. Two-Dimensional Figures, AA. Triangles and Quadrilaterals, and CC. Three-Dimensional Figures
    • Assessment Criteria: Completion and Smart Score
Entering Sixth Grade Honors
  • IXL Math – Students are asked to select Fifth Grade for Reinforcement Skills and Close Instructional Gaps
    • Suggested Time is 45 Minutes Per Week
    • Topics: F. Number Theory, K. Fractions and Mixed Numbers, O. Mixed Operations, T. Coordinate Planes, W. Probability and Statistics, Z. Two-Dimensional Figures, AA. Triangles and Quadrilaterals, and CC. Three-Dimensional Figures
    • Assessment Criteria: Completion and Smart Score
Entering Seventh Grade and Eighth Grade
  • IXL Math – Skills assigned are based on NWEA MAP Growth Math RIT Score. The program will adjust to individual students’ levels.
    • Click on “Skills Suggested by Your Teacher”
    • Work on Gold Stars
    • Suggested Time is 45 Minutes Per Week
Entering Seventh Grade Honors and Eighth Grade Honors
  • IXL Math – Skills assigned are based on NWEA MAP Growth Math RIT Score. The program will adjust to individual students’ levels.
    • Click on “Skills Suggested by Your Teacher”
    • Work on Gold Stars
    • Suggested Time is 45 Minutes Per Week

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