Each summer, students entering Grades 7-12 are asked to complete reading and math assignments during break. These activities are meant to reinforce academic skills, foster creativity, and help bridge the gap between June and August.
Each year, faculty selects a theme for the Summer Reading project. This year’s theme is Leadership.
Students select a book to read (or listen to via audio books) and then complete an assignment of their choosing. The book must be at least 100 pages or the equivalent via an audio book and fit in the theme chosen for the school year. The list of possible assignments contains both traditional and non-traditional choices. Students can demonstrate what they have learned through writing, fine art, film, music, diagrams and a number of other mediums. The key is for each student to select an assignment that best reflects their unique learning style, and then demonstrate what they have learned.
The summer reading program reflects Lawrence School’s belief in student-choice, higher-order thinking, differentiated instruction, and authentic assessment.
The assignment options for the 2015 Summer Reading Project are below:
In an effort to help bridge the gap from June to August, the Upper School will be asking all students to complete a summer math assignment, due on the first day of school.
Students are asked to spend one hour per week building math skills. This should be a family/student driven assignment and there are no stipulations as to what type of math program, website, or specific content should be covered.
The following form contains a parent signature sheet as well as links to recommended math websites.
Please direct any questions to Mrs. Cheryl Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org