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K-4 General Summer Session (IN PERSON)
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Summer Session Programs K-4

Summer Session Programs K-4


Summer Session runs June 21, 2021 through July 29, 2021 Monday through Thursday.  There will be NO class on July 5, 2021.


2021 Current Gr K-4 General Summer Session Program Description

  • General Summer Session K-4 instruction is focused on accelerating student growth through culturally relevant, socially and emotionally supportive programming. Students engage in integrated science and literacy lessons, math, music, art, physical education and participate in onsite and off-site field trips.  All students have access to technology resources to support learning.

2021 MPS General Summer Session Literacy:

  • Summer Session core curriculum includes Delta Science First Readers in grades K-1 and Seeds of Science-Roots of Reading in grades 2-4. Both curriculums integrate the teaching of science and literacy.  Students learn science concepts and apply literacy learning strategies through hands on experiences.
  • K-1 units of study include Earth, Sky, Animals, Sorting, Matter, Plants, Motion, Weather, Using our Senses
  • Grades 2-4 units of study include Gravity and Magnetism (gr 2), Designing Mixtures/Substances (gr.3), Variation and Adaptation (gr. 4)  
  • The literacy block incorporates a workshop model, where students participate in whole group, small group and independent reading and contextualized application of skills and strategies. Students will have access to online libraries and additional media resources.

2021 MPS General Summer Session Math:

  • Instruction is focused on students engaging in Guided Math groups, with emphasis on standards-based, rigorous, engaging meaning making learning opportunities where the teacher focuses on a particular concept, strategy or skill. Teachers facilitate this learning through hands-on, scaffolded conversations and intensive questioning (Math Talks)

Guided math provides a structure for teachers to differentiate instruction so they can reach and teach every student by:

  • Providing immediate feedback so the student can adjust their work
  • Questioning students in small groups so they have an opportunity to talk with their peers, ask questions and justify their mathematical thinking
  • Providing short lessons that emphasize conceptual understanding, procedural fluency or problem solving
  • Scaffolding lessons so that they can be taught at a concrete level, pictorial level or abstract level

(Taken from Dr. Nikki’s Guided Math Blog http://guidedmath.wordpress.com/what-is-guided-math/)


Student’s Current School Location



Anishinabe, Bancroft, Dowling, Folwell, Hiawatha, Howe, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin, Lake Nokomis Wenonah, Northrop, Pratt, Seward, Sullivan

Bancroft  8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Armatage, Barton, Burroughs, Hale, Jefferson, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Harriet Upper, Lake Harriet Lower, Lyndale, Whitter

Barton  8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Andersen, Emerson, Green, Windom

Emerson  8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Cityview, Jenny Lind, Loring

Loring  8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Lucy Laney Lucy Laney 9:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Bethune, Bryn Mawr, Hall, Hmong International, Nellie Stone Johnson

Nellie Stone Johnson 

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Pillsbury Pillsbury 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Marcy, Sheridan, Waite Park, Webster

Webster  9:15 PM - 3:45 PM