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Middle School Summer Fun

Summer Learning suggestions for Middle School students. 

 

Sixth Grade

 

Khan Academy Crash Course

Crash Course provides quick tutorials on multiple topics that are educational fun to watch.  Hosted by author John Green and his brother Hank Green, these fun tutorials range from topics like U.S. History to Physiology to a variety of AP curriculum topics.  

 

English Language Arts

  1. Write a weekly journal of activities you enjoyed doing this summer. Include sensory details. Practice grammar usage, identify and highlight verbs, adjectives, and pronouns!

  2. IXL — Language Arts Practice Website 

  3. No Red Ink  Grammar practice

  4. TDA Practice  Write a three paragraph journal entry, including the intro, body, and conclusion. Also include an article that is related to you personally (text to self connection). Quote the evidence from the article and explain how you can relate personally.  

  5. Vocabulary practice  Choose three words that you have never heard before in your life and include them in your daily journal. Remember to conjugate them properly!

  6. Join a summer Reading Club at a local library like Scott Library or Bridgeville Library

  7. Choose at least two of the three 5th-6th grade independent novels.

    • Wonder, Emma Donoghue
    • Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech
    • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

 

Math

Khan Academy — Please visit the Khan Academy website for a preview, video lessons, and practice for 6th grade content.

 

Science

Check out Energy Kids.

Check out NASA for Kids.  

 

 

Social Studies

  1. Visit Lizard Point Geography to extend your knowledge of geography.
  2. Read the newspaper to keep up on current events.
  3. Visit the wonderful museums and historical sites around our beautiful city!

 

 

 

 

Seventh Grade

 

 

Khan Academy Crash Course

Crash Course provides quick tutorials on multiple topics that are educational fun to watch.  Hosted by author John Green and his brother Hank Green, these fun tutorials range from topics like U.S. History to Physiology to a variety of AP curriculum topics.  

 

English Language Arts

7th Grade Writing Challenge

 

Math

Math Practice

 

 

Eighth Grade

 

Programs in the Area

 

Carnegie Science Center Summer Programs

 

 

Carnegie Museums Education for Young Adults

 

 

Bridgeville Library Teen Events

 

 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Summer Classes

 

 

Volunteer at one of the Museums or the Science Center

 

 

This is a link to all kinds of opportunities in Pittsburgh in the summer

 

 

Young Steel Poetry Slams / Workshops

 

 

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

 

 

Summer Creative Writing Opportunities

 

 

Online Practice Sites and Reading Lists

 

Khan Academy -- Crash Course

 

Summer Reading Lists

 

Math Work for Incoming 8th Grade Students

 

Top 100 Middle School Must-Read Books

 

Grammar Practice

 

Algebra 1 Practice -- Khan Academy

 

Algebra 1 Practice -- Manga High 

 

Geometry Practice -- Khan Academy

 

Algebra 2 Practice -- Khan Academy

 

US History Practice -- Khan Academy

 

 

 

 

Health and Physical Education

 

Healthy Eating

Healthy Summer EatingThe Center for Disease control states, “When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.

 

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't about short-term dietary changes. It's about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses.  Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.”

 

Please visit the following link to learn more about Healthy Weight and Eating: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/index.html

Tips for Parents: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/children/index.html

 

 

Exercise

Exercise

Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.

Please visit the following link to learn more about physical activity

https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/

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