ARMS Academy Summer Fun Activity Calendar Morningside Middle School ~ June 2012 ~ Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Last Day of School! 2 Talk with your parents or guardians Half Day about your favorite moment of the school year. You may even write your thoughts down in a journal. Share your proudest school work! 3 Go to your local 4 Read your library 5 Continue to read 6 Go out to eat for 7 Interview a family 8 Read your 9 Put on a play for library and sign up for book for 20 minutes your library book for breakfast, lunch, or member for their newspaper to find your family. Get a library card. You each day. Read to a 20 min. Start a book dinner and try to find favorite healthy movie listings. Find a together with your must have an I.D. younger/older sibling club in your the most expensive recipe. Write the movie you would like siblings or friends and See attached or another family neighborhood. Asks meal on the menu. If directions on how to to see at a convenient write a script. directions. Check out member. Or find a friends to join you in given $10 to spend, make the recipe. time and go with your Practice performing a fiction or nonfiction comfy spot reading the same what are the different Prepare the kitchen friends and family! the play. Gather your book. outside/inside your book! Meet once a combinations you and make the food, Don’t forget popcorn! family members home and enjoy week to talk about the could order? Have fun cooking! When finished, try to around and lights, reading alone! book! Ask each other retell the main events camera, action! what lessons you can in the story by Perform your play! learn from the book. summarizing what you saw. See attachment. 10 Read to your 11 Help your parent 12 Meet with your 13 Create a game to 14 Flag Day-Make a 15 Go to your local 16 Learn about parents or guardian or guardian make a book club members to play outside with a flag pinwheel. See library and rent a Gullah Traditions by for 20 minutes before grocery list of healthy discuss the book you group of people. attached directions! foreign movie. Watch going to the website: bed, or have your foods. Take the list to are reading. Write down the rules Talk with your parents the movie at home www.thegullahstorytel parents or guardian your local grocery to the game, make or guardians about and try to keep up ler.com read to you before store and have fun sure the game what the stripes and with reading the Carolyn E. White will bed. As you read, shopping! involves running or stars of our flag subtitles. Tell a friend take you through the parents or guardians some type of physical symbolize. about the movie after wisdom of Gullah should ask questions activity. your done watching it! Tales. along the way. See attachment for further explanation. 17 Find a map of the 18 Check out the 19 Father’s Day- 20 Meet with your 21For English 22 Take a trip to the 23 When you take a United States and book, “The Talking write a note to your book club members to Language Learners, Avery Research ride in the car or bus map out all of the Eggs” from your local father or grandfather. discuss the book you write each letter of the Center for a walk in either to the store, to places you have library. As you read If you can, do are reading. Try alphabet on one index tour: 10:30 AM. After visit a family member, been. Create a map the book, stop and something nice for summarizing what you card. Practice with the visit, talk about to get gas, to go out to key to represent how make predictions as your father, such as read by retelling the your child the sounds your favorite part. eat,, or any reason, you traveled to each to what will happen mowing the lawn! section in your own each of the letters What was something look for as many place (car, train, next in the story. words. make. Compare the you learned about words as you can see. airplane, bus, etc.) After reading the sounds the letters African American You may see street story, discuss whether make in your own culture? signs, billboards, store or not your predictions native language to the signs, See who in were right. sounds the letters the car can find the make in English. most words by the end of the trip. 24 Read the 25 Ask your parent 26 Meet with your 27 Go outside and 28 Five Minutes and 29 Take a trip to the 30 newspaper with a or guardian how to book club members to observe what you A Buck. (Activity Aquarium. Try to family member and write a check. Ask if discuss the book you notice around you. found from “Dad’s learn something new Last Day of June! compile a list of all the you can have a blank are reading. Think about what you Playbook,” National about each animal new words you read. check for practice. see, smell, and feel. Institute for Literacy). you see. Record your Try to come up with a Discuss with your Make predictions as Write a poem about Try to see if you can interesting facts in a definition for each parents when it would to what will happen what you observed. find the following journal. Share what new word by using be necessary to write next in your story. Share your poem with words on a dollar bill you learned with a context clues from a check. a friend. in five minutes. See friend! the text. attachment for list of words. ~ July 2012 ~ Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Start a writing club 2 Write a list of words 3 Get a copy of the 4 Happy 5 Pretend you 6 Take a trip to the 7 Take a trip to your in your neighborhood. that you feel describe Star Spangled Banner Independence Day! inherited $3,000. beach (Folly, Isle of local library and check Meet once a week to our country. Example: either online or at your What would you do Palms, Sullivan’s, out a book of a either write journal freedom, liberty, local library. Sit down with the money? Myrtle Beach, just to different genre that entries, poems, or happiness, etc. Use with a family member Write out a plan for name a few!) and try you haven’t read in a songs about your that list to create a or friends and try to what you would do to find something while, such as adventures of the crossword puzzle. translate each line or with $3,000. Make a interesting, such as a nonfiction, scary, or summer. Be creative; Create a hint for each stanza. What do you list of the things you unique shell or hermit adventurous. Read keep all of your work word. think each part of the would spend it on and crab. Observe that the book for at least together in a folder. song means? how much each thing object or animal and 20 minutes! Share your work with would cost and how write a short story your friends and much you would save explaining an family. if you would save any. adventure that object went through. 8 Meet with your 9 Visit the College of 10 Find a quiet place 11 Are you still 12 Go to Study 13 Take a trip to the 14 Watch a show on writing club. Work on Charleston. Take a and read to a younger reading your library Island online and Avery Research the Food Network a special poem or campus tour. Ask sibling or book? Continue to complete either an Center for a walk in channel. Analyze the song about your what programs are neighborhood child. If read your library book ELA or Math lesson. tour: 10:30 AM. After dish being prepared or favorite summer available. Ask about not, read to a parent for at least 20 Take the quiz and the visit, talk about featured. Is the meal activity. the requirements to or guardian. Try minutes. Find a friend challenge yourself to your favorite part. healthy? How does it apply and attend the practice reading one or family member and increase your rating. What was something compare to the food college. Is this a page over and over retell one of your Keep practicing until you learned about pyramid? Would you college you would be until you can read it favorite parts of the you meet your goal. African American want to prepare this interested in without any errors. story so far. Print off your results if culture? dish for yourself? attending? Bring back This is called building Afterwards, write you can! Write a 5 sentence a pamphlet to show fluency! down a brief summary www.studyisland.com paragraph critiquing your teacher and of what you have read the dish. friends. so far. 15 Meet with your 16 Visit Charleston 17 Take a walk 18 Still reading your 19 Go to Park Circle 20 Cut words out of 21 Create an writing club. Work on Southern University. outside with your eyes library book? After or simply outside and newspapers and obstacle course a special poem or Take a campus tour. closed. Listen for reading for 20 observe what you magazines. Arrange outside either in your song about the Ask what programs nature sounds, such minutes, draw a notice around you. the words to make front or back yard. scariest moment of are available. Ask as birds chirping. picture of what you Think about what you sentences. See who Use hula hoops, jump the summer. Maybe about the Bring a journal and visualized in your see, smell, and feel. can make the ropes, or any outdoor your dog ran away or requirements to apply write down all of the mind as you were Write a rap song silliest/wackiest equipment you may maybe you went to an and attend the sounds you hear. Try reading. Try to be as about what you sentence. Glue down have. If you don’t amusement park. college. Is this a to incorporate some detailed as possible. observed. Share your your words on a piece have any equipment, Whatever the case college you would be onomatopoeia! Write a brief caption song with a friend. of paper. Proudly make a fitness trail. may be, write about it interested in on the bottom of the Make sure to write display your work on Each station requires and share your work attending? Bring back picture to explain what down your work to your refrigerator! you to do some type with your friends and a pamphlet to show you were visualizing. share with your of physical activity. family! your teacher and teacher! friends. 22 Meet with your 23 Visit The Citadel 24 Go to your local 25 Go out to eat for 26 Imagine what 27 Write a note to a 28 Go to your local writing club and write College. Take a library and check out a breakfast, lunch, or your life will be like 10 relative or friend that grocery store and buy about a moment when campus tour. Ask book on magic tricks. dinner and try to find years from now. What lives far away. Let some vegetable or you were surprised what programs are You may go online too the least expensive will you be doing? him or her know what flower seeds. Read this summer. Either available. Ask about to look up magic meal on the menu. If Will you have gone to is going on in your life the package for write a rap, song, or the requirements to tricks. Pick out your given $25 to spend, college? Will you still and ask them some specific directions on journal entry. Begin apply and attend the favorite tricks, practice what are the different be in college? Will questions you have how to plant and care thinking about how to college. Is this a them, and then combinations you you have a family of about what’s going on for the seeds/plants. put all of your work college you would be perform them for your could order? For a your own? Will you in his or her life. Write Go home and find a together in a book, interested in friends and family. challenge, try to still be living in out an envelope with nice spot to plant the folder, or binder. attending? Bring back include a 10 percent Charleston? Make a his or her address, put seeds. Take care of a pamphlet to show tip. list of all the things a stamp on it, and mail them and watch them your teacher and you think will happen it! Wait patiently for grow! friends. to you 10 years from them to write back! now. 29 Meet with your 30 Create a map of 31 Last Day of July! writing club and put all your home. Use a of your pieces ruler to draw out together in a special straight lines for the book. Gather friends walls and divisions of and family around to your house. Make share what you and sure to label the your club have rooms and written. furniture! Directions for Literacy Calendar and Further Explanation for Specific Dates Directions: Choose 10-15 activities to do from each month (June and July). As you complete the activities, place a check in the box. Each day has a blank box in the bottom right hand corner for you to check off if you completed it. Bring in a piece of evidence for each activity, such as a pamphlet from a college, a picture of you doing the activity, or the written work from the activity. Show your pieces of evidence to your ELA teacher for the fall of 2012 and receive two dress down days and be invited to an Ice Cream Social! Have fun this summer and be safe! June 3rd: To get a library card, go to your local library and ask for an application. You must have one of the following forms of I.D.: - a valid driver's license or DMV identification card - employer identification or work badge - school identification - social services identification - passport - military ID List of local libraries: Charleston County Public Library (Main) 68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401 Cooper River Memorial 3503 Rivers Avenue Charleston, SC 29405 Dorchester Road Regional 6325 Dorchester Road North Charleston, SC 29418 Folly Beach 55 Center Street Folly Beach, SC 29439 James Island 1248 Camp Road Charleston, SC 29412 Mount Pleasant Regional 1133 Mathis Ferry Road Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 West Ashley 45 Windermere Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 June 8th: Write a five sentence summary of the movie. Pretend you are re-telling the movie to a friend who has not seen it. Make sure to recount only the main/important events. Pick at least one major event from the beginning, middle, and end of the movie. June 10th: Make sure to ask questions as your child is reading to ensure that they truly understand what they are reading. You could ask them to re-tell a page in their own words. You can also ask them questions such as, “What do you think will happen next?” “What do you think about that?” or “Why do you think that happened?” June 14th: See attached directions sheet. (PDF) June 28th: Activity found from “Dad’s Playbook” from the National Institute for Literacy. Can you find these words on the one dollar bill? Hint: They are hidden inside other words! Ate Wash Vat Am Not Ash Rust Tend Tar Doll Sure Era On Secret Serve Eat Erie Part Sea Depart Men Ton Unit July 21st: Create an obstacle course in your backyard or front yard. Example: First run up to a hula hoop, hula hoop for 10 times, next run to a baseball bat, hold bat upright and place forehead on the end of the bat and spin 5 times, next run to the jump rope, jump rope for 30 times, finally run a lap around the house as fast as you can! If you do not have equipment, make fitness stations, such as pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks, and high knees. Be creative and have fun! For a challenge, time yourself and try to beat your first time the second time you do the obstacle course.
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