Summer Reading 
(Math below) 
Research shows that students who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who don't tend to slide backwards. Encourage your child to read and participate in some of these learning opportunities and you'll help them be better prepared for next school year.
Children of all ages benefit from listening to stories. Try listening to an audiobook together on a road trip  the public library has lots to checkout or download for free. You can read picture books, graphic novels, short novels, long novels, whatever would be appropriate for your age. There are no rules this summer, just read and have fun!
Come back prepared to share your favorite books with your new classmates! If you keep a list and turn it in, you will be rewarded by the librarians!
Children of all ages benefit from listening to stories. Try listening to an audiobook together on a road trip  the public library has lots to checkout or download for free. You can read picture books, graphic novels, short novels, long novels, whatever would be appropriate for your age. There are no rules this summer, just read and have fun!
Come back prepared to share your favorite books with your new classmates! If you keep a list and turn it in, you will be rewarded by the librarians!
Knox County Public Library will host a Summer Library Club so kids and teens can earn prizes and other rewards for the books that they read. You can register online or in person at any public library branch in Knoxville.

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book. Click to print a reading log.

Turn in a list of books you read & get a treat! To print a copy of the Bingo board and reading lists, click here.
Summer Math
Studies have found that students lose one to two months of math skills over the summer. You can prevent that “Summer Slide” by encouraging your child to continue learning. It is easy, and they will enjoy the challenge. The most important aspect of the program is consistency. Working in small increments of time will produce much better results than trying to do a lot in one sitting.
All Summer Math activities are due August 9, 2019  no paper needs to be turned in, teachers will view activity in IXL
Entering Kindergarten no math requirement.
Rising 1st Grade  Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 4 hours.
Rising 2nd & 3rd Grade  Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 4 hours.
Rising 4th Grade Summer Math Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 6 hours.
Rising 5th Grade Summer Math Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 6 hours.
Rising Middle School Summer Math Complete at least 8 hours of IXL math practice in the skills listed for your class.
o Contact Mrs. Simoneau if you have questions.
Entering Kindergarten no math requirement.
Rising 1st Grade  Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 4 hours.
 Numbers and Counting
 Addition
 Subtraction
 Patterns
Rising 2nd & 3rd Grade  Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 4 hours.
 Place Value
 Addition
 Subtraction
 Counting & Number Patterns
Rising 4th Grade Summer Math Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 6 hours.
 Addition & Subtraction
 Multiplication
 Division
 Fractions
 Place Value
 Data and Graphs
Rising 5th Grade Summer Math Using IXL  Spend 1 hour on each of these skills for a total of 6 hours.
 Addition & Subtraction
 Multiplication
 Division
 Fractions & Decimals
 Number Sense
 Data and Graphs
Rising Middle School Summer Math Complete at least 8 hours of IXL math practice in the skills listed for your class.
 Each student must earn at least a 85% smartscore before moving on to another skill.
 The student must show practice from all skills listed below in order for summer math to be complete.
 A homework completion grade will be given for the number of hours completed for a first quarter grade.
o Contact Mrs. Simoneau if you have questions.
All Rising 6th Grade Students: 5th grade IXL
Rising 7th Grade Students: 6th grade IXL
Rising 7th Grade Honors PreAlgebra Students: 7th grade IXL
Rising 8th Grade PreAlgebra Students: 8th grade IXL
Rising 8th Grade Honors Algebra I Students: Expectations:
Algebra I Summer Assessment:
The web site Khan Academy may also be used.
Rising 8th Grade Honors Algebra 1A Students: Algebra 1 IXL
 E  Exponents
 G  Decimals
 I Multiply Decimals
 J Divide Decimals
 K Fractions
 LAdd and Subtract Fractions
 M Multiply Fractions
 N Divide Fractions
 O Mixed Operations with Fractions
 W Data and Graphs
 EE  Geometric Measurements
Rising 7th Grade Students: 6th grade IXL
 E  Number Theory
 F Decimals
 G Add and Subtract with Decimals
 H Multiply and Divide with Decimals
 I Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 J  Add and Subtract with Fractions
 K Multiply Fractions
 L Divide Fractions
 I  Integers
 N Operations with Integers
 O  Mixed Operations
Rising 7th Grade Honors PreAlgebra Students: 7th grade IXL
 B Integers
 C Operations with Integers
 D Decimals
 E Operations with Decimals
 F Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 G Operations with Fractions
 H Rational Numbers
 J.1J.10 Ratios and Proportions
 P.1P.3 Coordinate Graph
 S One Variable Equations
 T One Variable Inequalities
Rising 8th Grade PreAlgebra Students: 8th grade IXL
 A Number Theory
 B Integers
 C Operations with Integers
 D Rational Numbers
 E Operations with Rational Numbers
 H Ratios and Proportions
 J  Percents
 N.1N.3 Coordinate Graphs
 V  Expressions and properties
 W.1W.11 One Variable Equations
Rising 8th Grade Honors Algebra I Students: Expectations:
 Complete the following Chapters from the Big Ideas Textbook –(textbooks will be checked out for the summer)
 Chapter 1 (all lessons) within worksheet packet
 Chapter 2 ( all lessons) within worksheet packet
 These are skills that should have been mastered in PreAlgebra and will not be covered in Algebra I.
 All answers will be reviewed and evaluated before assessments will be given.
Algebra I Summer Assessment:
 An assessment will be given the first week of school to determine mastery of the skills from the summer work.
 The student must earn at least a 90% on the summer assessment to remain in Algebra I for the 1920 school year.
The web site Khan Academy may also be used.
Rising 8th Grade Honors Algebra 1A Students: Algebra 1 IXL
 A  Numbers
 B  Operations
 C  Ratios, rates, and Proportions
 D  Percents
 I Variable expressions and equations
 J.3  J.11  Solve equations
 K  Single Variable Inequalities
 L Absolute value equations and Inequalities
 S  Linear Functions
 U  System of Linear equations
 V Exponents