Summer Learning 2019 - 2020

At One School of Arts, we know adventure happens outside our comfort zones; discovery takes place inside of adventure, and learning happens inside of discovery. Scholars in grades PreK – 12th independently learn amazing things through summer learning that encourages them to read, calculate, build, and share.

 

Time for Adventure!

 
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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.

This is why Summer Learning Projects at One School of the Arts are not mandatory, but are very much encouraged!

However, we do require our scholars to remain engaged in Summer Reading, and for K-12th grade to participate in projects that stem from their teacher assigned books, as they are a graded assignment.

Time for Celebration!

 

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 Wednesday, August 14th, we will have an instant record of who gets to join in on this awesome day!

  • Scholars who have completed their Summer Learning Projects have enjoyed Laser Tag and video games DURING SCHOOL with GameTruck of Orlando.

  • All scholars receive a free Kona Ice and a homework or dress down pass.

  • The bash changes each year so do not miss out on the surprise!

Summer Learning Bash

 

PreK - 3rd Grade

 

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

Step 1: Choose 3 Books . . .

Scholars should choose a minimum of 3 books from the list provided to read over the summer . This list includes books for independent reading and titles to be read aloud to the scholar depending upon his or her reading ability.

  1. If your scholar is reading, he or she should choose books from this list for oral reading for 20 minutes a day.
  2. If your child is not reading, an adult should read to him or her for at least 20 minutes a day. Your scholar should retell the story in his or her own words.
  3. Read orally to your child from the more difficult selections on this list and have him or her retell the story. NOTE: Completing the reading assignment counts towards the summer learning bash.

Step 2: Choose 1 Poem . . .

Scholars are to choose one poem to memorize for the first week of school. During the first days of school, he or she will recite it for the class. NOTE: Completing the poem assignment counts towards the summer learning bash.

Step 3: Select Math Resource. . .

Strengthening math skills will help your scholar have better success in his or her grade. There are many ways to do this. Click on the resources link below and select the best online method for your child. Workbooks or flashcards are also encouraged.

NOTE: Completing the math assignment counts towards the summer learning bash.

Step 4: (2nd - 4th) Choose STEAM / Travel Vlog Project . . .

The STEAM Project is a fun way to keep your scholar learning over the summmer. Click on the resources link below and select the best idea for your child.

Many families travel and go to exiciting places over the summer. If your scholar visits a US STATE or travels out of the country, or has a unique experience such as camping or hiking, he or she may submit a travel vlog.

For either project, upload a video to YouTube or Vimeo and submit the link on the project form.

NOTE: Completing the STEAM or VLOG assignment is optional and does not affect attending the summer learning bash.

Step 5: Complete Summer Learning Project Form . . .

Once all of the steps have been completed, click on the link to the Summer Learning Project Form. Complete the form and submit. We will have an instant record of your scholar's summer learning experience.

Summer Learning Project Form


4th - 5th Grade

 

Details: 

Scholars entering 4th - 5th 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 - 5th

Step 1: Select Book . . .

Scholars should read the grade assigned book over the summer. This book has been assigned by the teacher and will be discussed during the first weeks of school. A scholar who does not read the title will not be able to participate or complete related assignments.

NOTE: Completing the reading assignment counts towards the summer learning bash.

Step 2: Choose Video Project . . .

Scholars must choose a video project from the list below to discuss the book. The video length should be 2 minutes and must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.

  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Interview
  • Book Review
  • Documentary
  • Movie Trailer

NOTE: Completing the video assignment counts towards the summer learning bash.

Step 3: Choose 1 Poem . . .

Scholars are to choose one poem to memorize for the first week of school. During the first days of school, he or she will recite it for the class.

NOTE: Completing the poem assignment counts towards the summer learning bash.

Step 4: Select Math Resource. . .

Strengthening math skills will help your scholar have better success in his or her grade. There are many ways to do this. Click on the resources link below and select the best online method for your child. Workbooks or flashcards are also encouraged.

NOTE: Completing the math assignment counts towards the summer learning bash.

Step 4: Choose STEAM / Travel Vlog Project . . .

The STEAM Project is a fun way to keep your scholar learning over the summmer. Click on the resources link below and select the best idea for your child.

Many families travel and go to exiciting places over the summer. If your scholar visits a US STATE or travels out of the country, or has a unique experience such as camping or hiking, he or she may submit a travel vlog.

For either project, upload a video to YouTube or Vimeo and submit the link on the project form.

NOTE: Completing the STEAM or VLOG assignment is optional and does not affect attending the summer learning bash.

Step 5: Complete Summer Learning Project Form . . .

Once all of the steps have been completed, click on the link to the Summer Learning Project Form. Complete the form and submit. We will have an instant record of your scholar's summer learning experience.

Summer Learning Project Form


Middle School 6th-8th Grade

Resources: 6th-8th Grade

6th - 8th Instructions . . .

Scholars must complete all the steps below to complete the required summer learning. This will be a GRADED ASSIGNMENT. It will also be discussed during the first weeks of school.

Book Selection:

  • 6th: Fish in a Tree & The Secret Garden (Unabridged)
  • 7th: Take Your Best Shot & Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • 8th: Hatchet & The Heavenly Man

Both books are required reading. Scholars can choose one book to complete a project on. We are offering a variety of different types of projects. Please choose one project of your preference from the list below.

  • Creative Writing/Essay (300 words each).
  • Artistic Activity

Click here for project type options

Submit Summer Learning Project Form

 

 

Summer Learning Project Form

High School 9th-11th Grade

Resources: 9th - 11th Grade

Non-Fiction:

Christian Living:

Christian Fiction:


12th Grade Seniors

Resources: 12th Grade

9th - 11th Instructions . . .

Scholars must complete all the steps below to complete the required summer learning. This will be a GRADED ASSIGNMENT. It will also be discussed during the first weeks of school.

Scholars are to read 2 books from separate categories and complete 1 project. Honors classes are to read 3 books from 2 separate categories and complete 2 projects. Projects will be graded on a rubric and stand as large summative grade in English. All projects and submission are DUE the first Friday of school in August.

Within one of the project types below, you only need to complete one option.

  • Creative Writing/Essay (500 words each).
  • Artistic Activity
  • Digital Project
  • Video Response

Click here for project type options

Summer Learning Project Form

 

12th Instructions . . .

Scholars must complete all the steps below to complete the required summer learning. This will be a GRADED ASSIGNMENT. It will also be discussed during the first weeks of school. Scholars are to complete 1 project. All projects and submission are DUE the first Friday of school in August.

All seniors are to read Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Honors classes are to choose 1 additional book from the following classic literature titles:

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Within one of the project types below, you only need to complete one option.

  • Creative Writing/Essay (500 words each).
  • Artistic Activity
  • Digital Project
  • Video Response

Click here for project type options