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Required Summer Math for Rising Grades 1 - 5

Due August 15, 2018
It’s a game for your brain and you just don't realize that you’re also learning. It’s important for your child to continue learning throughout the summer months. Research shows that a majority of school-aged children experience a “summer slide”, losing approximately 2 months of math skills over the break. That’s why Fuqua School is providing our Lower School students with access to DreamBox Learning throughout the summer. DreamBox Learning's Math program, an Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ program, helps all students achieve better and faster math proficiency using a PC, iPad, or phone.

Required Summer Reading

Fuqua School students entering grades 4 through 12 are required to read at least two books during the summer months.  Rising 4th and 5th grade students will be required to read one assigned book.  The second book will be a book selected by the student that is on his/her reading level and is approved by the parent(s). 

Students must complete the 4th and 5th Grade Summer Reading Report for the required book and a project for their free-choice book. Both of these are due on the first day of school, August 15, 2018.

Students will participate in group discussions, analysis, and projects on the required books upon returning from summer vacation.  Your child’s Summer Reading Report and Project  will be a part of his/her reading grade for the first quarter of the upcoming academic year. 

Summer Reading Letter If you have any questions, contact Dara Tucker, Head of Lower School.

REQUIRED READING FOR ALL RISING 4TH GRADE STUDENTS: Russell Ginns: Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans


Click here for additional books you may enjoy over summer break!

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.  This is an excellent resource for parents.
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