Summer is the time to continue reinforcing the skills you have learned throughout the school year. Below are some fun ways to practice your skills.
Study Island for Reading, Math and Technology (under the US Programs link)
Available for grades 2 - 5
SMCPS Camps - for further information click here
Fine Arts Camp
Tech Kids 2012
Kids College at CSM Our exciting youth programming offers children ages five to 17 years old the opportunity to explore their interests on a college campus while discovering themselves
St Mary's Parks and Recreation
St Mary's County Museum and Historic Sites
Watch a Movie and then read the corresponding book. You can also "Read the Movie" by turning on the subtitles and lowering the volume.
If you decide to watch movies at home, have your parents turn on the subtitles. This is a fun way to practice reading fluency while enjoying a great show.
Learn something new by using one of our free Online Resources for Students - share what you learned with others.
Students entering 6th grade may have a summer assignment - click here to see what assignments await you.
Math Fluency through Moodle
practice your addition,subtraction, multiplication and division skills. Click here for more information.
Language Arts Apps for Smartphones, Ipods, Ipads
I books (K-adult)
Price Range .99 - 3.99
I write words (K-1)
Letter Tracer (K-1)
Starfall ABC's (K-2)
Word Magic (K-2)
iKnow Phonics (K-2)
Tumble Books (K-5)
Math Apps for Smartphones, Ipods, Ipads
Basic Math (1-5)
Fraction Basics (3-6)
Math Tappers (all)
Price Range .99
KidCalc Calculator 7-in-1 Math Fun (K-5)
Making Change (2-6)
Pop math Basic Math (K-6)
Fraction App (3-6)
Price Range 1.99 - 3.99
Kids Math Fun (K-5)
Column Addition (1-7)
Column Subtraction (2-7)
Long Multiplication (3-8)
Long Division (3-8)
Apps for Smartphones, Ipods, Ipads (All Subjects and Grades)
Price Range 2.99
iRec Voice Recorder
Summer Reading Programs
Visit the St. Mary's County Public Library this summer!!!
Summer Reading Program
Digital Books / Audible books / E-books sites
Listen to great online stories courtest of the St. Mary's Public Library
Kindle App - for ipods, smartphones, ipads - read on the go with these mobile devices
Listen to a audiobook. Many are available from the Public Library or sites like www.audible.com. Great for listening on that long car trip.
Story Place: Children’s Digital Library
The ultimate Children's Digital Library. Explore our pages full of stories and activities for children young and old.
Children's Storybooks Online
International Children Digitial Library - build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.
and Interactive Websites
Twenty-five Activities to Keep Kids' Brains Active
As students set out on summer adventures, send their parents a much-needed "life preserver" -- a list of 25 activities to share and enjoy with their children. These fun activities cover all subjects and grades; there truly is something for everyone.
Bookwink - video booktalks
DEAR - Drop everything and read these exciting books
Reading Rockets - Interviews with authors
Collection of Author Websites
American Library Association
Publishers Web sites
Random House - Junie B Jones, Dr. Seuss, Magic Tree House, Golden Books, Thomas and Friends, and others.
Scholastic - Bone, Goosebumps, 39 Clues and others
Penguin Group - Cam Jansen, Madeline, Skippy Jon Jones, and others including young readers.
HarperCollins - Fancy Nancy, Warriors, Lemony Snicket and others
Specfic Authors - Primary
Ezra Jack Keats
Chris Van Allsburg
Don and Audrey Wood
Specific Authors - Intermediate
Linda Sue Park
Summer Reading Recommendations
Grade 4 and 5
Recommended Reading Lists for All Ages
Keep your kids' hands and minds occupied with a great book --- or a few. Their suggestions should keep them busy all year long.
Summer Reading Lists from Scholastic
We’ve gathered together book recommendations, activities, tips, and resources to help you motivate all your young readers
Summer Reading with Reading Rockets
The following articles provide information about summer reading and summer learning loss. You'll discover great activities to encourage kids to learn, read and have fun in the summer sun.
Summer Reading with Read-Write-Think
This site is a good reource for teachers and parents alike, features lesson plans and a variety of articles about the power of reading.
Summer Reading Suggestions from Horn Book
Summer Reading Picks from Indie Bound
Suggested Reading List from Vermont-NEA
Children’s Book Council
Source - Newsy Bits VOL 6 6/5/06 by Joyce Henderson, Librarian,
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