Summer Fit, Grades 4-5

Summer Fit, Grades 4-5

Exercises for the Brain and Body While Away from School

By Kelly Terrill; Portia Marin

Monkeyfeather Books, Paperback, 9780976280002, 125pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011

Summer Fit Activity Books move summer learning beyond academics to also prepare children physically and socially for the grade ahead. Academic exercises are based on Common Core standards and include skills in math, reading, writing, language arts and science. Fitness exercises are designed to jump start the recommended 60 minutes of active play a day that children need to grow up healthy. Role models from throughout the world including Rosa Parks, Bethany Hamilton and Mother Teresa help reinforce core values such as honesty, respect and trustworthiness. Summer Fit extends the summer learning experience online with free reading and math digital downloads, book reports, health and wellness activities and fitness videos. * Based on Common Core: math, reading, writing, language arts and science * Exercises jump start the recommended 60 minutes of daily movement and play * Role models reinforce core values, good character and social skills * Integrated academics and physical activities reinforce the importance of the body-brain connection * Free digital downloads.

About the Author
Educator and mother of seven, Kelly Terrill has what it takes to challenge kids to strive for their unique, personal best. Balancing her life as an educator and mother Terrill is well organized, disciplined and committed to making a positive impact on her students/children. Kelly received her degree in education from the University of Utah and went on to work in Special Education and after-school programs before settling into her role as active parent and educator.

Portia Marin is committed to making a positive impact on youth. Involved with students in various capacities, Marin is involved with education through a variety of ways and has been creating educational content for over 10 years.