Summer Learning Projects 2018

Due by the first day of school, Wednesday August 15th.

Overview

The summer should be a time of exploration and discovery. Reading is important, but so is adventure. Adventure comes by doing things that have never been done or taking the boundaries off of the status quo. This summer is all about going on an adventure--not just in reading, but in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and even travel. Scholars in grades PreK – 12th will independently learn amazing things through summer learning that encourages them to read, calculate, build, and share.

At OSOTA, we know adventure happens outside our comfort zones; discovery takes place inside of adventure, and Learning happens inside discovery.

Summer is also a time for family!

This is why summer learning at One School of the Arts is not mandatory.

However, we do wish for our scholars to remain engaged with learning, and for 4th - 8th grade to participate in planned activities that stem from their teacher assigned books. Plus, we always celebrate our scholars who complete Summer Learning with our epic Summer Learning Bash that takes place every year at the start of school.

If scholars complete the following steps by the first day of school, and submit the Summer Learning Project form by August 15th, we will have an instant record of who gets to join in on this awesome day! The bash changes each year so do not miss out on the surprise.

Summer Learning Bash 2017-2018

One School of the Arts ' annual celebration of scholars who completed their summer learning projects. Surprises from Game Truck and Kona Ice bought the smiles this year!


Let's Get Started: PreK - 3rd

PreK - 3rd Steps:

  1. Choose 3 books minimum from the RESOURCES link provided below.
  2. Choose 1 poem from the RESOURCES link to memorize.
  3. Select a math app from the RESOURCES link to build/ reinforce math skills. **Teacher Picks: Osmo, Starfall, Xtra Math**
  4. Choose a STEAM project from the RESOURCES link below.
  5. Once the above steps are complete, then submit the Summer Learning Project Form below.

Note: 3rd grade may choose to complete a video project about a book or complete a travel diary or video blog about a family vacation out of state or country, but it is not necessary in order to attend the Summer Learning Bash. 

Details: 

Scholars entering PreK - 3rd grade are encouraged to discover stories that awaken imagination, memorize poetry that inspires, work on math facts specific to their grade level, and explore STEAM projects. Completing the reading, math and poetry memorization will allow them to attend the Summer Learning Bash. Form must be submitted by August 15th. Scholars who complete their STEAM project and upload it, will be featured at a later date. 

Submit Summer Learning Projects and form by first day of school.

 

[Resources: PreK - 3rd]


Let's Get Started: 4th - 8th 

4th - 8th Steps:

(Note: Books have been assigned by the teacher; therefore it is strongly encouraged that incoming scholars read the title in order to collaborate with other scholars the first weeks of school.)

  1. Select the assigned book from the RESOURCES link provided below. The assigned book will need to be purchased. A link to Amazon is provided.
  2. Complete a video project using a phone or recording device. (i.e. Stop Motion Animation, Interview, Advertisement, Book Review, Documentary, Movie Trailer, etc.)
  3. Choose 1 poem from the RESOURCES link to memorize.
  4. Select a math app from the RESOURCES link to build/ reinforce math skills. **Teacher Picks: Buzz Math, Khan Academy**
  5. Choose a STEAM project from the RESOURCES link below.
  6. Once the above are complete, then submit the Summer Learning Project Form below.
  7. Scholars may complete a travel diary or video blog about a family vacation out of state or country, but it is not necessary in order to attend the Summer Learning Bash. 

Details: 

Scholars entering 4th - 8th grade can discover stories that place emphasis on character. They will have one book to read assigned by their teacher, and the opportunity to choose their style of video for a project. There are also math facts specific to their grade level, and optional STEAM projects. Completing the reading project, math and poetry memorization will allow them to attend the Summer Learning Bash. Form must be submitted by August 15th.

 (Note: Books have been assigned by the teacher; therefore it is strongly encouraged that incoming scholars read the title in order to collaborate with other scholars the first weeks of school.) 

Submit Summer Learning Projects and form by first day of school.   

[Resources: 4th - 8th]


Let's Get Started: 9th - 12th 

9th - 12th Steps:

  1. Choose 1 magazine from the list provided below.

  2. Choose 2 TEDTalk videos to watch.
  3. Complete a video project about the magazine and/or TEDTalks using a phone or recording device. (i.e. Stop Motion Animation, Interview, Advertisement, Book Review, Documentary, Movie Trailer, etc.)
  4. Memorize the quote from A Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt.
  5. Select a math app from the resource link to build/ reinforce math skills **Teacher Pick: Khan Academy**
  6. Once the above are complete, then submit the Summer Learning Project Form below in order to attend the Summer Reading Bash.

Details: 

Scholars entering 9th – 12th grade are experiencing their summer learning through an innovative leadership track. They will stumble upon the latest dreamers and doers by reading publications such as INC and Fast Company, where their leadership/entrepreneur spirit can be awakened, challenged, and inspired. They will also be challenged by brushing up on math concepts, and watching 2 Ted Talks. 

Completing the Reading or TedTalk project (uploading it), the math, and quote memorization will allow them to attend the Summer Learning Bash. Form must be submitted by August 15th.

Last year's scholars were able to experience The Blue Man Group with Mrs. Campbell!

Note: Pick up a copy of Entrepreneur, Inc, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, at any library or local bookstore, or online . 

[Resources: 9th - 12th]


Project All Done? Complete This Form!

Summer Learning Form

Due by the first day of school, Wednesday August 15th

Scholars can upload their video projects, select the book titles they have read, and check off the math websites they have worked on over the summer, and list poems memorized.  This form goes directly to their teacher and will ensure they receive credit in order to participate in the Summer Learning Bash.