Here are the kids' folders for Sun and Fun. These list their requirements to earn a Sun, and on what they can spend their Suns:The big kids each have to read for at least 30 minutes. Reece has to read with me. Austin has to do a page in his Math U See Epsilon book that he didn't finish during the school year. Riley has to do a math drill or math slip (See Below). Reece has to play a math game with one of us.
Here are our Suns:Aren't they as cute as can be? My mom traced, cut, and drew the faces on them! She made well over 100 of them! If you don't happen to have a "Super Nana", you can do what I did before she made them: I found Sun stickers at the teacher supply store and put them on a calendar page printed from www.donnayoung.org.
Here is an example of Riley's "math slips". It consists of problems printed using the Math U See worksheet generator (cut into lines of 2 or 3) in addition to a word problem taken from the Singapore Math Challenging Word Problem book in the level BELOW the level she just finished.
I staple them together and she pulls one out of the envelope. Austin did this last year and it was very effective:This particular page is from when we used Calvert Math, but there are drill sheet generators all over the internet! This one is my particular favorite.
Here is a sampling of the prizes the kids can earn:
|30 min. computer time||2 suns |
|Bruster's Ice Cream||5 suns|
|$5 Publix gift card||5 suns|
|Video Game Rental||7 suns|
|Gwinnett Braves ticket||15 suns|
|"Get out of lessons" pass||20 suns|
|Littlest Pet Shop Pet||3 suns|
|A new book from Borders||4 suns|
|Bowling or Skating with mom or dad||15 suns|
|$5 Hobby Lobby trip||5 suns|
Email me if you're interested in the full lists!
So that's basically Sun and Fun! This is our 5th year doing it, and it's changed a little as the kids have gotten older, but basically it's math and reading. One year we also wrote in journals, which was fun, too. If you have any questions, please leave a comment!