Summer Work

Upper School Summer Work, by Department

Directions for Logging into IXL - New Students!

IXL is a comprehensive math and English review site with an unlimited number of math/grammar practice questions in hundreds of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress!

To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:

1.Go to www.IXL.com/signin/calverton
(If you just go to ixl.com, then you must type the “@calverton” after your username).

2.Enter your child's username and password and click Sign in.
(Note: If your child was at Calverton for previously, they will use the same username and password.)

Username: first initial last name (example: Joe Smith is jsmith)
Password: calverton

Select a specific skill to practice from the list of skills. You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question and click on the link to begin.

Click on the Awards tab. Each grade level presents challenges for your child to conquer and virtual prizes to be uncovered. Place your mouse over any challenge to begin.

In addition to making math/grammar practice exciting, IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The website is adaptive and will adjust to your child's demonstrated ability level. The site also saves all of your child's results, so you can monitor your child's progress anytime by clicking on the Reports tab.

I hope you'll encourage your son or daughter to use IXL daily. Here's to a year of working together to make math fun for your child!

If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding IXL, please contact Dawn Rhoads at drhoads@calvertonschool.org.

English Department

ENGLISH 1, Grade 9

Summer Reading - English 1, Grade 9
For questions: Valarie Minnick, vminnick@calvertonschool.org

Please use this guide for your Reader's Journal - How to Keep A Reader's Journal.

ENGLISH 2, Grade 10

Summer Reading - English 2, Grade 10
For questions: Valarie Minnick, vminnick@calvertonschool.org

Please use this guide for your Reader's Journal - How to Keep A Reader's Journal.

IB Language and LIterature SL
Grade 11 & 12

Summer Reading - IB Language and Literature SL
Teacher: John Alter, jalter@calvertonschool.org

Please use this guide for your Reader's Journal - How to Keep A Reader's Journal.


IB LITERATURE SL/HL 1 grade 11

Teacher: Dan Waldspurger, dwaldspurger@calvertonschool.org
There is no particular, assigned reading for English over the summer; rising Juniors should select a novel of their personal choice to enjoy over the summer.

In addition, all students in IB English are required to have a licensed copy of Scapple on their computers. This program will be used nearly daily in class to take notes and to make presentations. It can be purchased from http:www.literatureandlatte.com at the educational price of $12.00 for a lifetime license. I recommend students new to Scapple watch the onsite video tutorial or watch the tutorial videos on YouTube.

IB LITERATURE SL/HL 2
grade 12

Teacher: Dan Waldspurger, dwaldspurger@calvertonschool.org
There is no particular, assigned reading for English over the summer, but Inferno, by Dan Brown, is recommended for rising Seniors.

In addition, all students in IB English are required to have a licensed copy of Scapple on their computers. This program will be used nearly daily in class to take notes and to make presentations. It can be purchased from http:www.literatureandlatte.com at the educational price of $12.00 for a lifetime license. I recommend students new to Scapple watch the onsite video tutorial or watch the tutorial videos on YouTube.



English as a Second Language (ESL)


ESL - LEVEL 1 and 2

Summer Reading ESL English

Teacher: John Alter, jalter@calvertonschool.org

World Languages

SPANISH I

There is no summer work assigned for this course.

SPANISH II

Click here to download the Spanish II summer work packet.

SPANISH III

Click here to download the Spanish III summer work packet.

SPANISH IV/SL SPANISH 1

Click here to download the Spanish IV summer work packet.

SPANISH V/SL SPANISH 2

Click here to download the Spanish V summer work packet.

spanish - advanced conversation and composition

Click here to download the Advanced Conversation and Composition Spanish summer work packet.

FRENCH I

There is no summer work assigned for this course.

FRENCH II

There is no summer work assigned for this course.

FRENCH III

Students entering French III should read Suivez la Piste over the summer. On the first day of class you will have to answer questions about your reading.

FRENCH IV (SL FRENCH 1)

Students entering French IV should read Maigret et le Clochard over the summer. On the first day of class you will have to answer questions about your reading.

FRENCH V (SL FRENCH 2)

Students entering French V should read Le Petit Prince over the summer. On the first day of class you will have to answer questions about your reading.


History and the Social Sciences

Comparative Government

There is no assigned summer work for this course.

UNITED STATES HISTORY

There is no assigned summer work for this course.


IB HISTORY SL/HL 1

Students should spend the summer familiarizing themselves with the structure of the course and the topics to be covered, the papers and their rubrics, the requirements for Internal Assessments, and IB command terms, which are found at the end of IB Year 1 packet. The attached documents (see link below) will provide all the necessary information to start the junior year on the right foot.

  • IB Student Profile Y1
  • IB Year 1 Packet
  • OPVLC chart
  • OPCVL new guide 2016

    IB HISTORY PACKET

After you have finished familiarizing yourself with the course and the IB requirements, please read Chapter 1, pg 1-18, in France Since 1815 by Evans and Godin and answer the following questions:

  1. What were the causes of the French Revolution?
  2. Name and briefly describe the phases of the Revolution.
  3. What has been the legacy of the Revolution?

This assignment will be due the first week of class. If you have any questions, please send an email to Mr. Bedea at Chrisbedea@hotmail.com

IB HISTORY SL/HL 2

Students should spend the summer doing research, gathering evidence and preferably having a draft of their IA (Internal Investigation) paper. Please look over your original proposal from January, along with feedback and continue working on your topic. Please keep in mind the following deadlines to stay on track with your work:

  • By July 1 – Students choose an appropriate IA topic and research question. Students should be familiar with the layout requirements and rubric for the IA.
  • By July 30 – Students have collected and begun review of evidence/sources
  • By August 14 –Students should share their topic, research question, and sources with Chris Bedea via email to chrisbedea@hotmail.com. Please title your email IA Proposal and include your name.

IB PSYCHOLOGY SL/HL 1 & 2

IB Psychology 1 & 2 - please select a book from this list to read over the summer - Psychology Summer Reading List.

IB Psychology 2 also has research terminology to study over the summer - to be provided by Mrs. Dice.



Sciences

PRE-IB INTEGRATED SCIENCE 1

There is no summer work assigned for this class.

PRE-IB INTEGRATED SCIENCE 2

There is no summer work assigned for this class.

IB PHYSICS SL 1

There is no summer work assigned for this class.

IB PHYSICS sL 2

Please read "The Manga Guide to Electricity" by Kazuhiro Fujitaki, Matsuda, Trend-Pro Co., Ltd.

  • ISBN-10: 1593271972
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593271978

IB BIOLOGY HL 1

There is no summer work assigned for this class.

IB BIOLOGY SL/HL 2

Please read Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin (ISBN-13: 978-0307277459). You do NOT need to annotate/close read this book, just enjoy it! It really is a captivating summary of how we became the species we are today! Digital and paper editions are both acceptable.

There is no written assignment needed, however you will need the foundational knowledge in this book in order to be successful as we continue our study of Biology by exploring the connections between genetics and evolution and then move into anatomy and physiology in the second year.

IB ENVIR. SYS. 1

There is no summer work assigned for this class.

IB ENVIR. SYS. 2

Read“Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life” by E.O Wilson before school starts in the fall. Please do not turn this book into a close reading assignment. ISBN-10:1631492527

Answer the following:

1. List the areas Wilson suggests we should protect.

2. The areas that Wilson proposes we protect may be inhabited by humans. How would conservation efforts impact the indigenous people who have lived in these areas for years?

3. How can we evaluate the success of a protected area?

Video clip Assignment

Make a 1-2 minute video capturing views towards E.O Wilson’s ‘half-earth’ proposal. You will need to let people know about the ‘half-earth’ proposal before making them a part of the video so that they can express informed perspectives. As you film people for their views, ask them to support their position with reasons and suggest other ways to pursue the idea of conservation. End the video with your take on the idea!

Mathematics

ALGEBRA 1

Please click here for Algebra 1 summer work.



GEOMETRY

Please click here for Geometry summer work.


ALGEBRA 2

Welcome to Algebra 2! In order to best prepare and get the most out of your Algebra 2 class next year you will need to practice some of the material from your past mathematics classes. Using the website www.ixl.com/signin/calverton, you will be required to reach 80% accuracy in each of the assigned topics below.Your username and password will be the same as this past year.This work is due on the first day of school and will count as your first quiz grade.

If you have any questions about the summer work or the class, please email
Mr. Dorsey at wdorsey@calvertonschool.org.

Yours truly,

Your Math Teachers

All sections can be found under Algebra 1

I2 – Simplify variable expressions involving like terms & distributive property

J11 – Solve linear equations mixed review

K10 – Solve advanced linear inequalities

K11 – Graph solutions to advanced linear inequalities

S5 – Find slope and y-intercept

S11 – Linear equations: solve for y

S16 – Find x- and y-intercepts

S24 – Write equations for parallel and perpendicular lines

T3 – Graph 2-variable linear inequalities

T6 – Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing

Z10 – Multiply polynomials

AA8 – Factor polynomials


IB MATH STUDIES SL1

Please click here for IB Math Studies SL1 summer work.

IB MATH STUDIES SL 2

Please click here for IB Math Studies SL2 summer work.

IB MATH SL 1 (Pre-Calculus)

Please click here for IB Math SL1

IB MATH SL 2/ Calc / HL 1 (Calculus)

Please click here for IB Math SL2 / Calculus / HL 1

IB MATH HL 2

Please click here for IB Math HL 2



Visual Arts and Music

IB VISUAL ART SL/HL 1

Teacher: Barbara Brower, bbrower@calvertonschool.org

Click here to download packet for IB Visual Art SL/HL 1.

IB VISUAL ART SL/HL 2

Teacher: Barbara Brower, bbrower@calvertonschool.org

This is your summer work. Please contact me with anything at all this summer!
Don’t forget to keep journaling and taking photos of your process for your process portfolio.

September 10-Completed pieces from your summer work. You must have 4 completed IB art theme pieces finished at this point. Your Expresive self portrait,final watercolor, and 2 more pieces. Most of you have almost 3 complete pieces of art.

You may choose to complete your Comparative study instead of a fourth piece of art.

September 10– Comparative Study (Power Point)You may choose to complete your comparative study to the best of your ability, or to complete half of it to the best of your ability. If you choose to do half you must have a 4th piece of artwork finished.

See our shared one drive folder called exemplars and look under comparative studies for lots of examples and help.


IB MUSIC SL/HL 1

IB Music students must practice their instrument and complete or finish one composition over the summer. "An instrument left alone for the summer is like taking many many steps backward."


IB MUSIC SL/HL 2

IB Music students must practice their instrument and complete or finish one composition over the summer. "An instrument left alone for the summer is like taking many many steps backward."


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