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Summer Learning

Summer Learning Collection

All educators want to motivate their students to keep working hard—even when they’re not in school! We know how important it is that students continue to study during the summer months, but it might be difficult to keep them engaged in learning when they aren’t in the classroom.

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Elementary School Materials

All About My Name
In this fun and informative activity, students learn about their names, what they mean and why they were given their particular name. This is a great at-home activity!

Street Photography
In this activity, students learn how to use a camera and then photograph their school community and the communities where they live. This could be a wonderful summer assignment for students!

Pinhole Cameras
This hands-on science activity guides students (with adult supervision) as they create a pinhole camera that actually takes photographs.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
After reading this classic text, students will create art using the same collage technique and subject matter as the book’s artist and illustrator, Eric Carle.

Summer Words
This interactive game will help students practice vocabulary while they are on summer break.

Middle School materials

Vision Boards
Students think about their goals for the future as they create their own vision board. This activity is fantastic to help students think about the upcoming school year during the summer.

Water Rocket
In this exciting summer learning activity, students use easy-to-find materials to create water rockets. This activity requires adult supervision.

Invent a Character
Keep your students writing over the summer by having them invent their own literary characters.

Number CSI
Keep your students reviewing fractions, ratios and decimals over the summer as they try to solve a crime.

Rather than have your students write book reports about their summer reading, ask them to make these creative and useful bookmarks.

High School materials

Matisse Art Projects
Your students will design their own Matisse-inspired pieces using these step-by-step directions.

Current Events
Help your students stay up to date on current events over the summer with this informative assignment.

Graphic novels
Graphic Novels, like Persepolis, are a great way to keep students reading throughout the summer.