Although the school year is over the district encourages all families to keep the learning going all summer long. The Elementary and Secondary Education Departments have put together the following list of fun learning ideas that parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and siblings can use to help children keep their skills sharp during the long summer recess.
Read “fun” books and magazines on your favorite subjects- Non-fiction reading is great
Keep a journal
Parents and children can read about a common interest and discuss
Start a diary of your summer activities. Share with teacher next fall
Visit your school library once a week (ask about the day open)
Visit the Dearborn Public Library once a week-story hours and more!
Start a book club with your friends
Read the book, see the movie as a family
Practice your math facts every day to your favorite music
Practice mental math when shopping—total the bill
Cooking and baking—measuring, doubling or half of a recipe
Build something…a bird house, plant stand, book case. Use your math!
Calculate the batting average daily …who’s your Tiger?
Home projects—calculating square footage for lawn care products
Turn family trips into geography lessons
Map reading and directions
License plate games
Recycling at home and in your neighborhood
Growing plants and caring for the yard
Follow the cycles of the moon
Enjoy the outdoors with your friends!
Stay hydrated. Stay protected from the sun. Stay safe!
Additional On-Line Resources- Elementary
http://dearbornlibrary.org/ - Program links on left: Tumblebooks, Teen links & more
Additional On-Line Resources- Middle and High School