Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Literacy and Math Activities

Summer Literacy

Besides visiting the library and reading books, websites,
apps, and games are great ways to reinforce literacy skills over
the summer!

The following is a list of websites with interactive literacy and thinking activities
for children of all ages.

This list of suggested free apps that will have children practicing their reading,
memory, and thinking and reasoning skills…

EPIC books (use blizzard bag log-in) FarFaria
Trivia Crack MeeGenius
Chicktionary Learn with Homer
Heads Up The Opposites
Tikatok StorySpark Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion
One-minute reader (small fee)

Board Games
FUn for the whole family!

Spot It! (any version) I Have (Play ‘n Learn System) Blurt
Respond! Word Game WordTeasers (Small Fry) Boggle
Hedbandz Memory (any version) Last Word
Morphology Jr. Scrabble (any version) Apples to Apples
Pairs in Pears Guess Who (any version) Hangman
Don’t Say It Rory’s Story Cubes Taboo for Kids BuzzWord Jr. American Trivia Family Edition
Freeze Up
Smart Mouth Wild Guess Chase Guesstures

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Burlington Summer
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Children need to develop prerequisite skills* that are non-mathematical which helps develop mathematical concepts.
 The summertime is the perfect time to develop these skills. When children play with games and toys, they are
naturally engaged in learning many of these prerequisite skills and eventually these skills will transfer to academic
settings in the area of Mathematics and Science.  

So...take some time out this summer and play a game with your child!

*The prerequisite skills are:
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  • sequencing
  • spatial orientation/ space organization
  • pattern recognition
  • visualization
  • estimation
  • deductive thinking and inductive thinking
General guideline for choosing good games:
  1. Games should be based on strategy
  2. Games should last 10 to 15 minutes
  3. Games should have 1 or more than 1 prerequisite skills

Sample Games
  • Simon
  • Cribbage
  • Concentration
  • Rummikub
  • Guess Who
  • Blokus
  • Set
  • Mastermind
  • Yahtzee
  • Mancala
  • Legos
  • Battleship
  • Chess

  • Checkers
  • Othello
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Number war Games
  • Card Games
  • Stratego
  • Quarto
  • Qubic
  • Krypto
  • Shut the Box
  • Connect Four
  • Rush Hour
  • Adapted from Mahesh Sharma: Mathematics for All: Center for Teaching
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Weekly Memo

    JUNE 15Th, 2018
    Main Office 781-270-1721    Nurse 781-270-1724 Absentee Line 781-273-7649

    6/18/18: First grade field trip
    6/20/18 4th Grade Field
    6/21/18: Fifth Grade Celebration 6:00 pm (time change)
    6/26/18: Last day of school  ½ day

    NEW START DATE FOR 2018-2019
     SEPTEMBER 6th 2018 (Thursday)

    Memorial Learning Commons

    It is almost the end of the school year and students have enjoyed borrowing
    books from the Learning Commons.  If your child still has books at home,
    Mrs. Myer would appreciate you sending them in by Friday, June 15th.
    During the last full week of school (6/18-6/22), students can bring in their beach
    towels and start off Summer Reading in the Learning Commons with a “Beach Day”.
     If the students have no outstanding books, they will be able to take 2 books home
    for the summer break to enjoy.

    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Myer at 781.273.7656 or




    JUNE 24TH,2018







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    BPD radKIDS Week
    The Burlington Police Department will once again be offering the radKIDS
    program this summer to Burlington children ages 8-12. The kids will be in a
    fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play,
    self-defense and other activities.
    The Burlington Police will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, public
    safety, etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against abduction.
    The radKIDS portion of the class is a 15 hour class to be integrated with safety
    awareness teachings.

    Classes will be free for all attending residents. Donations to Burlington DARE
    are appreciated. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be
    able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free.
    The course will be held at the Marshall Simonds Middle School gymnasium
    Mon. – Fri. (9am-12noon) July 9-13 and July 16-20.  All classes must be attended.  
    Full time Burlington Police officers will teach the class.  
    Registration forms can be picked up at the police station lobby or printed
    out here; ( They
    must be dropped off at the Police Station.   Limited space available!
    For questions, call Officer Keith Sheppard at 781-505-4965 or e-mail