Summer Assignments and Packets

For incoming 1st-6th Grade Students:

Here are some summer practice packets that students can work on for some extra academic practice. It is not required work but just some good practice that can help them maintain some of their skills and confidence to carry with them into next year. If they complete their grade level’s packet and turn it in to their teacher during the first week of school in August, they will be rewarded with a Free Dress Day on our first Friday, Aug 12). The packets will not be collected for grades.

Mrs. Beers also compiled some educational, typing, and coding websites (attached) that might be fun alternatives to video games that you are welcome to check out!

For incoming 7th-8th Grade Students:

Each summer, incoming OLMC 7th and 8th grade students are assigned a summer reading book. They must read the book,  write answers to questions, and be prepared to discuss when they return in August.  This assignment gives students the opportunity to stay engaged throughout the summer and start the year off in a productive manner. Eighth grade students will be asked to read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and 7th graders will be asked to read Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki. Both novels are available in your local libraries, on various devices such as Kindle and Nook, and at your local bookstores. OLMC does not provide copies of the summer reading books. Reading the book and completing the corresponding assignment is required and will lead into the first unit of Language Arts in August.

For maintaining math skills, students are encouraged to log in to IXL for some practice over the summer. Mrs. Knox has included the instructions in the attached letter. This extra practice is optional, but students that complete 8 hours of IXL math over the course of the summer and their reading assignment will earn a free dress day on the first Friday of the school year.