The staff at Thomson wishes you and your families a fun filled summer.
We encourage our students to practice their reading, writing, and math skills over the summer.
Here are some ideas to help!
Summer Reading Challenge
In addition to the North Andover Public School summer reading program, the teachers at the Thomson School would like to challenge our students to read even more over the summer! Summer reading will help students continue the growth that they have made during the school year. Students who read three or more age-appropriate books will be part of our Summer Reading Ice Cream Celebration in September!
Three scoops of ice cream were sent home with students. Every time your student reads a book, fill out a scoop of ice cream with the title of the book and color in how many stars they would rate that book. Students that read more than three books may create their own scoops for each additional book.
Students should bring their completed scoops (with their names on them) to school in September and turn them into the office. Each scoop will be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes such as pencils, new books and even gift certificates for ice cream! The more scoops you complete the better the chance you have at winning.
The scoops will be displayed in our Thomson school ice cream sundae for all to see!
You can find suggestions for appropriate books in the North Andover Public School Summer Reading brochure that has already gone home in your student’s backpack or go to http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/faculty/elementarylibrary
Many students had writer’s notebooks this year. We encourage students to continue to write in these notebooks or start a new one for summer. They can brainstorm, jot down seed ideas, and write passages ~anything that encourages the writing process.
Research shows that most students lose 2-3 months of grade level math equivalency over the summer. We are delighted to inform you of a free program offered by TenMarks Education that will offer a personalized summer math program designed to help reverse summer learning loss.
You can visit http://summer.tenmarks.com to sign up.
Thomson students who have completed in grades K-4 will use the following password: S14T4064.
Thomson students who completed grade 5 this year will use the following password: S14NAM6304
You will receive an email with the access details for you and your child. At the start of the program, your child will receive a short diagnostic assessment based on the grade he/she is entering this fall. About an hour a week is all it takes for your child to strengthen their math skills and prepare for the year ahead.
Additional Math websites for reinforcement and practice include:
Xtramath.com (many students used this site this year in school)