Summer Homework 2016
***Reading- Please read at least 2 books. One should be by an author you know and love or in a genre you know and love. The other should be a challenge in a genre you don’t know or love. While you are reading, Please take notes or use post-its to follow either a character or the plot through the story.
· Following Character…note the qualities/traits the character has and watch how these help or hinder the character throughout the book. Or note how the character interacts with others- does this change as the character grows?
· Following Plot/Storyline…Don’t just note what’s happening, ask yourself why the author might use a certain event to move the story along. Note how the story grows to its climax.
Keep these notes in a safe place when you are done with the book, we will take a look at them when we start
When you are done reading these two books and you still have time left, pick up another book and read that just for fun!
***Math- Play games that involve numbers or patterns! Here are just some ideas:
· When you are hanging out around a campfire, pull out a cribbage board or backgammon.
· f it’s a rainy day, play Monopoly or Chess.
· When you are at a cabin on a lake or at the beach house bring along Yahtzee or Farkle.
Think about your strategies while you are playing and send me an email afterwords to let me know what you played, and how it went. (email@example.com)
***THINKING-As you go through the summer, think about all the fun you are having and how that impacts you. Summers are times for amazing memories that will help to mold and form the person you become. Find creative ways to document what you do. Here are some ideas:
· Write about it
· Capture it in photographs
· Draw/paint pictures
· Make a collage, sculpture or some other “installation”
· Make up a song
Be ready to share this when we meet again!
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