Summer Learning Projects 2017

Due by the first day of school, Wednesday August 16th.

The summer should be a time of exploration and discovery. Reading is important, but so is adventure. Adventure comes by doing things that have never been done or taking the boundaries off of the status quo. This summer is all about going on an adventure--not just in reading, but in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Scholars in grades PreK – 12th will independently learn amazing things through summer learning that encourages them to read, calculate, build, and share.

At OSOTA, we know adventure happens outside our comfort zones; discovery takes place inside of adventure, and Learning happens inside discovery.

Summer is also a time for family. This is why summer learning at One School of the Arts is not mandatory. However, we do wish for our scholars to remain engaged with learning, and for 4th - 8th grade to participate in planned activities that stem from their assigned books. Plus, we always celebrate our scholars who complete Summer Learning with our epic Summer Learning Bash that takes place every year at the start of school.

If scholars complete the following steps by the first day of school, and submit the Summer Learning Project form by August 16th, we will have an instant record of who gets to join in on this awesome day!

Let’s go on an adventure!

PreK - 3rd Steps:

  1. Choose 1 book from the list provided below.
  2. Choose 1 poem from the link to memorize.
  3. Select a math app from the resource link to build/ reinforce math skills. **Teacher Picks: Osmo, Starfall, Xtra Math**
  4. Choose a STEAM project from the link below.
  5. Once the above steps are complete, then submit the Summer Learning Project Form below.

Note: 3rd grade may choose to complete a video project about book, but it is not necessary in order to attend the Summer Learning Bash. 

4th - 8th Steps:

(Note: Books have been assigned by the teacher; therefore it is strongly encouraged that incoming scholars read the title in order to collaborate with other scholars the first weeks of school.)

  1. Select the assigned book from the link provided below. The assigned book will need to purchased. A link to Amazon is provided.
  2. Complete a video project using a phone or recording device. (i.e. Stop Motion Animation, Interview, Advertisement, Book Review, Documentary, Movie Trailer, etc.)
  3. Choose 1 poem from the link to memorize.
  4. Select a math app from the resource link to build/ reinforce math skills. **Teacher Picks: Buzz Math, Khan Academy**
  5. Choose a STEAM project from the link below.
  6. Once the above are complete, then submit the Summer Learning Project Form below.

9th - 12th Steps:

  1. Choose 1 magazine from the list provided below.
  2. Choose 2 TEDTalk videos to watch.
  3. Complete a video project about the magazine and/or TEDTalks using a phone or recording device. (i.e. Stop Motion Animation, Interview, Advertisement, Book Review, Documentary, Movie Trailer, etc.)
  4. Memorize the quote from A Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt.
  5. Select a math app from the resource link to build/ reinforce math skills **Teacher Pick: Khan Academy**
  6. Choose a STEAM project from the link below.
  7. Once the above are complete, then submit the Summer Learning Project Form below in order to attend the Summer Reading Bash.

[RESOURCES] PreK- 3rd 

Scholars entering PreK - 3rd grade are encouraged to discover stories that awaken imagination, memorize poetry that inspires, work on math facts specific to their grade level, and explore STEAM projects. Completing all steps will allow them to attend the Summer Learning Bash. Teachers may also independently celebrate scholars who complete some steps, but it is up to their discretion. 

Submit Summer Learning Projects and form by first day of school.


[RESOURCES] 4th – 8th 

Scholars entering 4th - 8th grade can discover stories that place emphasis on character. They will have one book to read assigned by their teacher, and the opportunity to choose their style of video for a project. There are also math facts specific to their grade level, and optional STEAM projects for extra credit. (Note: Books have been assigned by the teacher; therefore it is strongly encouraged that incoming scholars read the title in order to collaborate with other scholars the first weeks of school.)

Submit Summer Learning Projects and form by first day of school.   


[RESOURCES]9th - 12th 

Scholars entering 9th – 12th grade are experiencing their summer learning through an innovative leadership track. They will stumble upon the latest dreamers and doers by reading publications such as INC and Fast Company, where their entrepreneur spirit can be awakened, challenged, and inspired. They will also be challenged by brushing up on math concepts, and watching 2 Ted Talks.

 


Summer Learning Form! 

Due by the first day of school, Wednesday August 16th

Scholars can upload their video projects, select the book titles they have read, and check off the math websites they have worked on over the summer, and list poems memorized.  This form goes directly to their teacher and will ensure they receive credit in order to participate in the Summer Learning Bash. 


Child reading book in hammock