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ILmllac_ mlllmn _ - _ _ -llllUililmlnNlUlmdl mllm!ll111Hlela 11 Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District I Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, June 16, 2011 OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-K Principal and Rodney Martinez lst-2nd Principal Your Summer Learning Ideas There's no getting around it: Over the summer months, our students can lose up to 60% of the math and reading skills that they learned during the year. From special ways to say goodbye to fun activities to share with parents, here are over 50 ideas to keep the learning going. By Samantha Cleaver Last-day activities that bring it home These activities will help your students reminisce, celebrate fond memories and bring conclusion to your class. They can be adjusted for any grade level. Sign it:,C reate an autograph book for each student. On the last day of school, pass around/d e 5ooks for each student to sign. Record-keeping: Create a class book of records. Help the class come up with categories and assign the records (most pairs of shoes, most freckles, most creative, etc.). Every student should have one. Play school: Create a class board game that takes the students through the school year; include obstacles like testing (You're too busy and focused to move: Skip one turn) and field trips (You're on the roller coaster at Six Flags: Move ahead three spaces). Raffle it: Clean out your classroom and give students mementos by raffling off items in the classroom. Start with smaller items (such as penci!s)a d, or , yo ,way up (class rt pr jc4cts, etc.). Dear next year: Have students write a letter to next year's class. Ask them to tell the incoming class what they liked and give the incoming students advice. Class time line: Create a time line of the year together. Post butcher paper around THUNDER 9U BASEBALL PLACE 2ND The Norwalk Thunder 9U Baseball Team placed 2nd in the Iowa "A" Classic NIT held June 4 & 5 in Ankeny. Pictured, front row: Evan Borst, Brandon Chapman, Cael Rudolf, Gavin King; Back row: Luke Lehmann, Dillon Fouts, Dylan Schwery, Lucas Taylor, Jason Brooner, Tyler Robertson. Not pictured is Kevin Huse; Coaches- Troy Taylor, Michael Borst, Mick Fouts, Gene Schwery. Photo submitted. Genius is I percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. -Thomas A. Edison the room and mark off months and important dates. Have the students walk around I and fill in events that they remember well, -q Graph It: Calculate the amount of time you, as a class, have spent in reading, math, gym, library, lunch, recess and other planned activities. Then create a graph of how you spent your school year. Starting offright Even though you're raring for summer vacation, students-especially young stu- dents and those with disabilities-may have a hard time moving from the structured school year to full-time vacation. "It's important for teachers to recognize that many children with disabilities have difficulty transititioning," says Dr. George Giuliani, president of the National Association of Parents in Special Education and director of the Graduate Program in Special Education at Hofstra University. The best thing teachers can do is sit down with parents to discuss summer. "Have a plan," says Giuliani. "Discuss the options. What will the child do-take time off? Go to summer school? Go to camp?" In the classroom, don't have one plan for all students. "Every child is different," says Giuliani. "Mid-May through June, teachers should have ses- sions to discuss recreation. Talk about what the students want to do during summer vacation and how they're going to do it. Have them set goals." I Concluded p.9 ~l ~'~ Couples July Tournament : Tournament June 4 pm i /July 2nd. Sam 9 H es. 21PBS "# 18 Holes. 4 PBS 48:00/pemon ,00 w/F Cart V 45.00Non-Mem rs Avo. (G-14), Nolwalk, loyal 50211. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES | SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *JJ DESIGNS CUSTOM embroidery/screen print - 953-6306 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *MAID RITE SANDWICH SHOP 981-1031 *NORWALK INSURANCE SERVICES 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406