Helpful Websites to help Prevent Summer Slide

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Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to two months of reading performance. Those losses accumulate during the elementary school years so that by the time a child enters middle school he/she may be two and a half years behind! All children, whether from low, middle or upper income families, may fall victim to the “summer slide” if not provided with summer reading opportunities. So how can you prevent the summer slide or even help accelerate reading growth? Here are some helpful websites.

  1. https://www.khanacademy.org/ – Practice exercises, instructional videos and personalized learning. Contains useful content, organized by grade level and in line with curriculum.
  2. https://www.abcya.com/ – Educational games for school aged children (K-6).
  3. https://www.funbrain.com/ -Interactive games, books, videos and printables to help students develop skills in reading, math, problem solving and literacy.
  4. https://www.spellingcity.com/ -Spelling practice and games for school aged children. 
  5. https://www.coolmathgames.com/  -A brain-training site for everyone! Use logic, thinking and math to play fun games. 

https://www.getepic.com/ – Online reading websites. Provides many books and read-to-me books and videos.

Enrollment Info for 2021-22 School Year

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Enrollment for the upcoming 2021-22 school year is going on now. Secure your child’s place in our tuition-free charter school now and not only move with us into our new facility, but enjoy the following advantages for your students kindergarten to 12th grade: 

  • Small class sizes without overcrowding 
  • TuitionfFree education 
  • 100% college acceptance 
  • Advanced and honors classes 
  • 31 seniors received $2.8+ million in scholarships 
  • Earn STGEC credit from Ivy Tech 
  • Project Lead the Way 
  • ACT/SAT prep classes 
  • 21st century scholars 
  • Dual credit classes 
  • Sports for all grades 
  • James Holt & Eli Lilly scholars 
  • Academic & athletic scholarships 
  • Character Counts programs 
  • Community service 
  • Brand new campus coming soon!

If you would like to come grow with us, contact us today for a campus tour and get the enrollment process started! 

Rock Creek Community Academy, 11525 Hwy 31, Sellersburg, IN 47172 

Call : 812.246.9271 

Email : [email protected]

Apply online today at http://rccasi.org

10 Great Summer Read Alouds

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Reading out loud to your child can not only be a great way to bond, but it can be a great way for your child to learn to read or hold on to those skills they learned this past year and avoid the summer slide. Here are some great books that your child might enjoy. 

  1. Holes By Louis Sachar (Ages 10+)
  2. Charlotte’s Web By E. B. White (Ages 8+)
  3. The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett (Ages 7+)
  4. James and the Giant Peach By Roald Dahl (Ages 6+)
  5. The Giver By Lois Lowry (Ages 10+)
  6. The Harry Potter Series By J.K. Rowling (Ages 9+)
  7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl (Ages 8+)
  8. Because of Winn-Dixie By Kate DiCamillo (Ages 8+)
  9. The Boxcar Children By Gertrude Chandler Warner (Ages 6+)
  10. Where the Sidewalk Ends By Shel Silverstein (Ages 4+)

Words Matter

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As parents and even teachers, it can be easy to default to certain phrases that we heard as children. Research has shown over the years that words truly matter and some slight changes can completely change the outcome that we’re looking for. Here are some examples. 

Instead of:                                                               Try:

“Be quiet.”                                                                “Can you use a softer voice?”

“What a mess!”                                                        “It looks like you had fun! How can we clean up?

“Do you need help?”                                                “I’m here to help if you need me.”

“I explained how to do this yesterday.”                   “Maybe I can show you another way.”

“Do I need to separate you?”                                  “Could you use a break?”

“Stop crying.”                                                           “It’s okay to cry.”

“Do you have any questions?”                                 “What questions do you have?”

“You’re okay.”                                                           “How are you feeling?”

“It’s not that hard.”                                                   “You can do hard things.”

 

Which ones will you try with someone you love today?

Rock Creek Offers School Tours

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Rock Creek is excited to be offering after school tours for prospective families. If you are interested in learning more about what Rock Creek has to offer and want to take a tour of the new facility, please click on the message about personal tours. 

Rock Creek Students Give Thanks to the Indiana State Police

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Rock Creek third and fourth grade students delivered baskets full of items donated by parents and teachers as a way to say thank you to all of those who protect and serve our community. The students had an opportunity to visit the K-9 unit at the Indiana State Police, check out the fire trucks and station at the Township Fire Department, and had a Q & A session with Chief Deputy Scottie Maples.

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