With summer approaching, we know that students and families are ready for some downtime. While the summer months are a wonderful opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, the break from the rigors of school can cause a lag in learning. Research demonstrates that students must read at least three challenging books during the summer break simply to maintain fluency and comprehension skills; a minimum of five such books is necessary to improve on any reading weaknesses. In addition, our goal is to foster and encourage a lifelong habit of reading - for pleasure as well as knowledge - in our students.
We have developed summer reading tasks with this in mind. This year, the requirements for each grade level are listed online at DPM Summer Reads. Our hope is that when students are selecting their novels they will choose ones that truly interest them. If your child is unsure about what to read, links to suggested titles are located within the website.
We hope you are excited and looking forward to a wonderful summer! We want all students to start off next year feeling sharp and ready to continue their math journey. In order to do so, we’ve attached an OPTIONAL math packet. It contains a range of different problems to review and expand on the topics you learned this past school year. Please click on this link and choose the packet for the appropriate course that you will be entering!