Summer Learning Expectations from the Middle Schools

Summer Learning: Math and Literacy

Dear Parent/Guardian,
According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading. In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, middle school students will be expected to complete Summer Learning before they return in the fall. Teachers will grade the completed summer work when school opens in August. Below are the expectations for math and literacy. Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

Math:
Complete 60 minutes of Khan Academy practice a week (Practice only, videos will not count), based on their NWEA level.
Students need to access Khan through Clever from the Dearborn Schools Student page.
DO NOT LOG IN FROM THE STUDENT’S PERSONAL ACCOUNT

Below is the grade breakdown by minutes for Math.
480+ minutes A
384 – 479 B
336 – 383 C
288 – 335 D

Literacy:
Read 3-5 books from your building’s recommended reading list.
Be prepared to present a Book Talk in September when you return to school.

5/13

Mid module Assessment 5 tomorrow

Spelling due Friday

Read for 30 minutes

We took the Reading NWEA today. I will send home a report when we finish all the testing parts. We will start Math on
Thursday

Save the Dates!

Time is flying! I can’t believe that we are reaching the end of the school year!

Save the following dates!

  • Monday May 13th Last day to turn in 5th grade T-shirt money
  • May 15th late start
  • May 17th Concert! 2:00 pm
  • June 10th Field Day!
  • June 11th Pool Field Trip to Dearborn Performing Arts Center!
  • June 13th Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 14th Fifth Grade Breakfast! Last Day!