Young Nya takes little sister Akeer along on the two-hour walk to fetch water for the family. But Akeer becomes too ill to walk, and Nya faces the impossible: her sister and the full water vessel together are too heavy to carry. As she struggles, she discovers that if she manages to take one step, then another, she can reach home and Mama’s care.
Meet the Author
Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the 2002 Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard and the NYTimes bestseller A Long Walk to Water. Her most recent title is The One Thing You’d Save, a collection of linked poems.
Guidelines for Successful Summer Math Practice (rising grades 1–2)
Math practice is intended to be a review of the previous year’s learning with an emphasis on fluency and number sense.
Please spend 5-10 minutes/day playing fact fluency games. Students will need a deck of cards and a die.
Play commercially available board and card games that support reasoning, logic, problem solving, and fact fluency to promote math engagement. Please see Stevenson’s list of teacher approved math games.
Students in Rising K-6 can use Dreambox as an optional extension.
Guidelines for Successful Summer Math Practice (rising grades 3–4)
Stevenson Online Summer Skills Math practice through Khan Academy Rising grade 3 and 4 students will log in with their username and password. This information will be inside each math notebook that they are taking home this summer.
Students may retake all problems and videos are provided for additional support.
At the end of summer, faculty will evaluate how much time was devoted to practicing each math topic and how well the students have mastered these review concepts.
• Month of July, no weekends
• 15 minutes a day for 21 days
• 315 minutes = about 5 and half hours
View a list of faculty summer reading recommendations.
Guidelines for Successful Summer Reading Practice
Summer reading should be both fun and help children sustain reading skills! Follow these tips:
Give your child choice in the books they select.
Use family involvement to encourage and monitor reading.
Create a daily reading routine.
Promote a love of reading by balancing high interest books, audiobooks, and family read-alouds with books at your child’s independent reading level (the level at which the reader knows most of the words and can comprehend the text without too much difficulty).
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