Want to keep your skills sharp over the summer? Are you getting bored? Try the activities below:
Scholastic Summer Challenge
Join Scholastic’s Summer Challenge and be part of a team quest to eat, sleep, and dream books all summer! Kids can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital rewards, enter sweepstakes to win fabulous prizes, and more. Younger readers can participate with their parents on the Summer Challenge Family Playground, where they can also log minutes to earn fun prizes and enter sweepstakes.
The challenge begins on June 6, 2011. Your minutes can also count toward the World Record Challenge. The 20 schools with the most minutes will be featured in the 2012 Scholastic Book of World Records.
To learn more go to:
Letter to Parents
The Family Participation Guide
Summer Challenge en Espanol
Choose a book from the book list:
2011 Summer Challenge Book List (Ages 8 - 10)
2011 Summer Challenge Book List (Ages 10 - 12)
Share what you have read in the Summer Challenge. If you don't want to do the challenge but still want to share what you read you can also let me know about good books. If you want to share what you read with the teacher click on the link below:
What I Read This Summer
Villainy, Inc.: Thwarting Word Supremacy Through Mathmatics
You are a secret agent in the Anti-Villainy Unit (AVU). Your mission: to stop the crazy plans of Dr. Eugene Wick, ID, and his front company, Villainy Inc. Wick's plans always have one weakness: they just don't add up. Find out how your math skills can help you beat this evil genius at his own game.
After using your math skills to stop Dr. Wick share how great your problem solving skills are. Share answers to the problems in the link below:
Problems to Solve
Additional Math (Multiplication)
Knowing your multiplication facts is VERY IMPORTANT to be successful in Math. Click on the name of the links below to practice your multiplication facts.
Multiplication.com Games Multiplication Machine
Speed Grid Multiplication Multiple Matrix
Write a story your proud of and create a digital book using UDL CAST Digital Book Builder. Your book will be added to the Choptank Digital Library. Use the sign in information below:
User Name: TanyaTravis
Let the teacher know you have completed a book by going to the link below:
My Digital Book
Additional Writing Fun (Click on the Name of the Activity)
Wacky Web Tales Mystery Writing
Story Starters Biography Writer Workshop
Story Maker Fractured Fairy Tales
Myths & Legends Story Creator
Magic School Bus Tours
Go on a Magic School Bus Tour of Science concepts, play games, watch short videos, take quizzes, and do simple Science experiments.
Additional Science Fun
Share what you have learned by reading the online science books or exploring National Geographic Kids. What are the 10 most interesting facts you learned? Go to the link below to share:
Wow! Did You Know...
Read Science Books Online
National Geographic Kids
Mrs. Travis' Classroom
Dorchester County Public Schools
1103 Maces Lane
Cambridge, Maryland 21613