ETSD Summer Literacy and Math Project

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The Evesham Township School District recognizes the value of maintaining reading and math levels that students have acquired during the 2019-2020 school year. With the extended closure, this summer more than ever it is essential that students have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the summer months, while also continuing to work on reading and math skills through fun and engaging tasks to avoid any regression. To that end, the district will again be implementing a summer literacy and math project to provide engaging ways for students to not only practice reading and math skills, but more importantly encourage lifelong readers and mathematicians.

Click here to view parent letters for elementary and middle.

The district's annual summer One School, One Book (OSOB) Initiative was announced by student representatives from each school on Friday, June 5th.  Click on the elementary or middle school video below to learn about 2020 titles. 

Click play on the video below for elementary OSOB titles:

 Click play on the video below for middle school OSOB titles: 

Eighth Grade Students: Click here for Lenape Regional High School District summer reading.

In addition, if you are interested in the Evesham Library summer reading program or the Barnes and Noble reading program, click the links below:

Literacy

In terms of literacy, we expect all elementary school students to read a minimum of five books this summer and all middle school students to read a minimum of three books. All but one book should be self-selected by the students.

The initial book that all students are required to read is modeled off of the national campaign called One School, One Book (OSOB). This campaign aims to build a community of readers within our school as everyone - students, teachers, and even administrative staff - will be participating so that we can all reap the many benefits.

New this year, at elementary, we have modified the OSOB initiative to include more choice. It is now called One School, One Author with Katherine Applegate being featured this year. Students are to select ONE of the titles below as their required read for the summer of 2020.  If they love her writing and want to listen or read more of her titles, they can certainly do so throughout the summer months.  Click here for a description of each of the five titles available for elementary students.

  • The two picture books, Sometimes You Fly and Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, are recommended titles for primary grade students.
  • The other three titles are novels and can be read by upper elementary students and/or listened to by younger students.

For all incoming middle school students, they will again be partaking in One School, One Theme. This allows middle school students to choose their one required reading from four books: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, New Kid by Jerry Craft, Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds, or Free Lunch by Rex Ogle. Click here to see a description of each of the four titles, under the theme of facing adversity.

There is a literacy choice board that is to be utilized for any of the books being read this summer. Select the appropriate literacy choice board below:

Optional reading log templates may be found at the following links:

Math

Students are also encouraged to maintain their math skills by working on self-selected math tasks that represent a variety of concepts from the designated choice board for math. This summer's math focus is on math modelingA minimum of five math activities are to be completed this summer. Select the appropriate math choice board below:


Padlet

As an option on the literacy and math choice boards, students may choose to create a post on Padlet. If selecting this option, simply click on the link in the choice board that will direct students to Padlet. Students must log in to Padlet using their school Google account. All students are expected to post appropriately and entries will be monitored. 

About Padlet  

Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is a free application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. You can add text, images, links, videos, and more. Simply click on the pencil in the bottom right of the board then add your message. Remember to add your name to the post as well. All posts will be reviewed by a teacher before it appears on the board.

Online Etiquette

The ETSD summer Padlets are available for all students in the school community, grades K-5 at the elementary level or 6-8 at the middle school level.  As a student in the district, access to the Padlets is a privilege and you are expected to be considerate of all students in the school who will be participating over the summer months.  Your entries will be reviewed and approved by a teacher before being posted on the site.  Therefore, there will be a delay from when you write/submit to when it appears on the Padlet for others to view.  Any inappropriate submissions will not be approved and will be forwarded to the building principal for follow-up in September.

Here are a few rules to follow when blogging or commenting/responding:

  • The use of online posting is considered an extension of your classroom/school community.
  • Do not share personal information.
  • No text talk  - write/speak in full sentences and read/listen your comments back carefully before submitting.
  • Make sure your entry stays on topic and is about the required activity.
  • If you use media from another source, be sure to properly cite the creator of the original work.
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