Click on the 2020-2021 grade level below to see ELA and Math priority standards and activities.

English Language Arts (ELA)
Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
RF.1.1d – recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet Using magnet letters, have student pull a letter out of the basket.  If he/she can correctly name the letter, place it on the refrigerator.  If he/she cannot correctly name the letter, then place the letter back in the basket.  The goal is to get all the letters on the refrigerator. Once all the letters have been correctly identified, help the student arrange the magnet letters in alphabetical order on the refrigerator.
L.1.1a – print many upper and lowercase letters

 

Spread a small amount of shaving cream on a table surface and have your student practice writing letters using his/her index finger.  Have the student say the letter of the name as he/she writes it.  You can even use your magnet letters….have your student pick one out of the basket and practice writing it in shaving cream!

 

Math

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
MAFS.K.CC.1.3 – Read and write numbers from 0 – 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0 – 20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects). Using magnet numbers, have student pull a number out of the basket.  If he/she can correctly identify the number, place it on the refrigerator.  If he/she cannot correctly identify the number, then place the number back in the basket.  The goal is to get all the numbers on the refrigerator. Once all the numbers have been correctly identified, help the student arrange the magnet numbers in numerical order on the refrigerator.
Find small objects (mini erasers, paper clips). Pick a number tile (0-20) from a bag and then count that many objects to match the number. For example, if 7 was pulled from the bag; then count out 7 paper clips to match the number.

English Language Arts (ELA)

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
RF.3.3 – Read grade level high frequency words by sight. Know all alphabet letter names and sounds. Write all the alphabet letters on index cards, then pick a random card.  Have the student name the letter and it’s sound.
While reading, have your child practice finding snap words he/she knows.  As you’re driving in the car, have your child read signs on the side of the road.
L.1.1 – Print all the letters in the alphabet upper and lowercase letters. Write all the letters of the alphabet and your name using different colors.
Spread a small amount of shaving cream on a table surface and have your student practice writing upper and lowercase letters using his/her index finger.  This can also be done in the sand, at the beach!

 

Math

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
MAFS.K.CC.1.1 – Count to 100 by ones and by tens. With index cards (or pieces of paper), write numbers 1-100. Mix them up and have your student put them in order from 0-100.
Do a counting workout (ex: 1-10 jump, 11-20 do jumping jacks, 21-30 do push-ups etc.)
MAFS.K.OA.1.5 – Fluently add and subtract within 5. Roll a dice 2 times (or roll 2 dice).  Have your student add or subtract the numbers rolled.

English Language Arts (ELA)

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
RL.1.1 – Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. Read your favorite story. Draw a picture of the main character and setting.
Retell a story you read to someone using the main idea and key details.
Rewrite a new ending to a story you just read. Read it to a friend
RF.3.3 – Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

 

Read a book and then make a list of long vowel words, short vowel words, and vowel teams.
Write down long words in a story you are reading. Then see how many words you can make out of the long words you found.
Find base words in a story you are reading and add prefixes and suffixes to make new words.  Write sentences or a story using the new words you made.

 

Math

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
MAFS.2.OA.1.1 – Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. Create a math story problem. Have your friends or a family member try to solve it.
Use drawing to solve addition and subtraction problems.

 

Write two-digit numbers on an index card and put them in a bag. Pull out two cards and add them together. Repeat with subtraction.
MAFS.2.OA.2.2 – Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. Make your own flash cards. Practice with a friend or family member.
Use flash cards to play a memory game.  Pick a card and solve it. Pick a second card.  If the answer is the same, keep it.  If the answers are different, put it back. Play until you have all the cards.

English Language Arts (ELA)

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
RL.1.1 – Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. Read with your child and ask some of the following questions.

  • Who is the story about?
  • What is the story about?
  • What are the events happening?

Then ask:

  • Where in the story did you find your answer
  • How did you know that answer?
  • What questions do you have about the story?

If you’re reading a chapter book, pause at the end of each chapter and answer the questions above.

RL.1.3 – Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. Read with your child and ask some of the following questions.

  • Describe the characters in the story.
  • Identify the traits, motivations, and feelings of the characters.
  • How do the character’s traits contribute to the events of the story?
  • How do the actions of the character contribute to the events of the story?

If you’re reading a chapter book, pause at the end of each chapter and answer the questions above.  Then, at the end of the book, explain how the character changed throughout the story.

 

Math

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
MAFS.3.NBT.1.2 – Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. Visit www.mathplayground.com to develop fluency skills.
Roll a dice 3 times to get a 3-digit number.  Roll the dice again (up to 3 times), to get a 1, 2 or 3-digit number.  Add or subtract the two numbers.
Visit Class Link and practice math fact fluency in Freckle.

English Language Arts (ELA)

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
RI.1.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. Main Idea Movies: At the end of a movie, have the student tell what the movie was about in one sentence. Write the sentence on a piece of paper and include details from the movie to support his/her answer.
Main Idea Cut-Ups: Copy sentences from a text and include off-topic sentences. Cut sentence in strips. The student will find the main idea and supporting details. Remove the off-topic sentences.
Highlight Details: Using a paragraph from a magazine, newspaper, etc., have the student highlight all of the details in the article. Then determine the main idea using the unhighlighted parts of the paragraph.
W.1.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Write a review for a book or movie: At the end of the movie, have the student write an opinion piece to include reasons and information from the movie or book to support their point of view.
Create a Would You Rather List: Have the student create a Would You Rather List and then ask family/friends the questions. The student must support their answer with reasons and vise versa.

 

Math

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
MAFS.4.NBT.2.5 – Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. Visit www.mathplayground.com to develop fluency skills.
Roll a dice 2 times to get a 2-digit number.  Roll the dice again 1 time, to get a second number.  Multiply the two numbers.  Continue with 2-digit x 2-digit up to 4-digits x 1-digit.
Visit Class Link and practice math fact fluency in Freckle.

English Language Arts (ELA)

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
RI.1.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. Main Idea Movies: At the end of a movie, have the student tell what the movie was about in one sentence. Write the sentence on a piece of paper and include details from the movie to support his/her answer.
Main Idea Cut-Ups: Copy sentences from a text and include off-topic sentences. Cut sentence in strips. The student will find the main idea and supporting details. Remove the off-topic sentences.
Highlight Details: Using a paragraph from a magazine, newspaper, etc., have the student highlight all of the details in the article. Then determine the main idea using the unhighlighted parts of the paragraph.
W.1.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Write a review for a book or movie: At the end of the movie, have the student write an opinion piece to include reasons and information from the movie or book to support their point of view.
Create a Would You Rather List: Have the student create a Would You Rather List and then ask family/friends the questions. The student must support their answer with reasons and vise versa.

 

Math

Standard (Skill) Suggested Activities
MAFS.5.NBT.2.5 – Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. Visit www.mathplayground.com to develop fluency skills.
Roll a dice 3 times to get a 3-digit number.  Roll the dice again 1 time, to get a second number.  Multiply the two numbers.
Visit Class Link and practice math fact fluency in Freckle.

To continue working on Reading and Math skills throughout the summer, middle school students may continue to access the following programs, through Class Link:

  • Imagine Math (for students currently enrolled)
  • Achieve 3000 (for students currently enrolled)
  • Edgenuity

Elementary Electronic Resources

Online games and tutorials paired with paper-based educational activities provide students a fun way to continue learning over the summer while helping to ensure students are ready for school this fall.  Click here for electronic resources for rising Kindergarten – 5th grade students.*

*Only students enrolled in a Polk County Public School on May 28th will have access to electronic resources through ClassLink. Incoming kindergarten students may access Smarty Ants; please see directions provided in the Smarty Ants “Link” information box above.