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Summer Work 2020!

Summer Work Assignments

Summer Math
Rising Grades 1-8: Access the Dreambox app via the Gesher JDS Clever portal for instant log-in. It is strongly recommended that students practice in the Dreambox app for a minimum of 20 minutes a day, three times a week. 
 
Dreambox Math is an adaptive learning platform that helps improve students' performance in math. Dreambox provides individualized learning and will assign activities based on your child’s skill level and needs! CLICK HERE for the parents' guide to Dreambox.
 
Rising Gan Katan - 1: Students will have access to starfall.com and abcya.com. If you have trouble getting into Starfall, please contact abrody@gesher-jds.org for an access code if your code from this past school year is no longer working.
ABCYA.com has limited content on mobile/ipad. Access to the full site is available on computers. 
Summer Reading

 

Gesher students should read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Middle school students are expected to read for a minimum of 20-30 minutes a day. 

Students are encouraged to read at least 1 book from the summer reading list and more than 1 book over the course of the summer. 

Summer Reading Lists (All grades)   

Grades GK-5 Summer Book Scavenger Hunt 

Grades 6-8 Summer Book Scavenger Hunt


Digital Reading Practice

Rising K-5: Access to Raz-Plus through Clever to practice reading.

How to log in: 

  1. Log in to your child's Clever account 
  2. Click the Raz-kids icon
  3. Type in Teacher Username: Grades K,1,3 - GesherJDS1 Grades 2,4,5 - GesherJDS2
  4. Click student name 
  5. Enter student password (can be found by hovering over the "?" in clever)

Gan Katan - 1st Grade - Practice skills using starfall.com **you do not need to pay for Starfall. Please contact abrody@gesher-jds.org for an access code if your code is no longer working or you do not have an access code.

Middle School Spanish

CLICK HERE for optional Spanish practice activities! 

8th Grade Jewish History

Summer Enrichment

Additional (optional) resources to keep students learning and engaged over the summer!

*More resources to be added soon!

Virtual Summer Camps

Wide Open School Summer Camp (new activities posted weekly)

Apple Camp at Home

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
From June to August, kids ages 6 through 13 can enjoy mixed media, painting, drawing, and textile art classes via Zoom.

Met Opera Global Summer Camp - This summer, students around the world can learn all about opera with the Metropolitan Opera’s Global Summer Camp. Each week, campers will discover a new opera through hands-on activities and other fun learning prompts, watch the opera, and share their work with a global community of young opera fans.

Speechless - 45 minutes of fun and engaging improv games designed to release tension, engage the imagination, and encourage kids’ “flow state”- that joy-filled part of our brain that helps us feel creative, connected and free of self judgement. Every morning June 22 through June 26th, 10:00 am - 10:45am

Varsity Tutors - Tailored for specific grade levels—kindergarten and up—your kid can enjoy week-long camps in pretty much any subject that interests them with

Camp Wonderopolis - Free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!

For SiriusXM subscribers, the Kids Place Live channel is launching "Camp KPL" on June 1. Airing on weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, this "summer camp" will keep kids occupied all summer long. With ideas for at-home camp activities and projects, family-friendly music, and daily story time, it might be worth tuning in with the kiddos.

Happy Camper Live- Real camp feel at home (7 day free trial and monthly membership (4.99/month)

Camp Supernow- Summer sessions are 2 weeks and include daily cabin meetings and camp-wide activities. Includes options to mix with kids all over the world or create private cabins.($199/kid)

DIY.org  Courses on topics like cooking, photography and Lego! (Free trial and additional cost for full classes)

Harry Potter Camp

Internet Safety
Hebrew
Reading

TIME For Kids - Free digital library for the rest of the school year. (Parent registration required)

Harry Potter At Home

Storyline Online - streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Oxford Owl Free eBook Library

Amazon Best Sellers - Top 100 Free e-books

Kids Free Nook Books

Mrs. P's magic library - Classic Children's Stories brought to life

Scholastic Resources for Families

Free Sesame Street Books (Apple iBooks)

 

Educational Games
Coding

Code.org - Gesher Students - create an account by connecting with Google to your Gesher account. Sign up as a student and then select a course you would like to take.

Lightbot (Demo) 

Scratch and Scratch Jr. (App)

Code Monkey (Demo)

Kodable (Great for pre-readers) - Free Trial available 

Typing practice

Gesher Typing Club - (Gesher Students only)connect with your Google account to log in and choose from the assigned lessons through this link or through the Clever portal!

Typing.com - Gesher students log in with Google through this link or through the Clever portal. Accounts are free for non-Gesher students! 

Nitro Type

 

Virtual Theme Parks
Virtual Zoos and Aquariums
Virtual Museum Tours
Apps for Kids (Require iOS or Android Tablet)
Other Resources

Wide Open School by Common Sense - free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sensel

Khan Academy - Gesher Students log-in with Google

Washington Nationals "Home Away" - fun, short activities, and baseball-themed tutorials focused on reading, STEM and being physically active.

PBS Kids (For parents)