Summer Learning

Keep Reading, Keep Learning!

Summer Learning Opportunities

There are many opportunities to keep your student reading this summer. Research shows that students who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who don't tend to slide backwards. Help your student be prepared for next school year by encouraging them to read and participate in some of these learning opportunities.
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Curtis Library Open Days

We will open the Curtis Library this summer so students can check out books, use the makerspace and computers, and visit with friends. The library will be open from 9:00-12:00 on June 11th & 25th and July 9th & 23rd (all Thursdays). Check-out will be available for all WISD students, even if they go to another school.
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Weatherford Public Library Summer Reading Program

Weatherford Public Library will offer many activities and programs this summer to keep your child reading & learning! From Family Science Days on Saturdays to Summer Spectacular Programs on Thursdays to Discovery Station Days on Tuesdays, there are many activities to keep your kiddo entertained this summer. Best news-- it's FREE!

If you have any questions please contact Weatherford Public Library at 817-598-4150.

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MackinVia Log In for Access to eBooks!

Students can read ebooks or access databases on a computer or any other device through MackinVia. To begin, either download the MackinVia app or go to To login, they will type in Curtis Elementary for SCHOOL, firstname.lastname for USER ID, and their student ID (lunch number) for PASSWORD.

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Stay Up to Date on Current Events!

Newsela has a summer reading challenge to help students with nonfiction articles about current events. Students coast to coast will answer the call to keep on reading about the world around them. Newsela's Summer Reading Challenge gives them the chance to earn badges, get newsroom promotions and climb in the standings, all while reading news and feature stories hot off the press.

*Parents can create an account or email Mrs. Ford (email below) if you need help enrolling your child.


Biblionasium is a free, protected social network for children ages 6-13 designed to engage, encourage and excite young people about reading. Kids read better when they do it consistently and as part of a peer community. The engaging and challenging environment of BiblioNasium provides the tools and support to make a real difference in building interest in reading for pleasure – and a life-long love of books.
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Camp Wonderopolis

Camp Wonderopolis is headed to new frontiers this year with a theme of Mission to Wonder. Camp will enable programs, families, and individuals to customize their experience to their needs while campers explore different tracks of STEM-based exploration. Along the way they will build their vocabulary, background knowledge, and literacy skills.
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Google Maker Camp 2015

A FREE summer camp from Make: for building, tinkering and exploring. Participate online from home or find a camp host in your neighborhood! Last year Fort Worth Science & History Museum hosted a Maker Camp, so check their site as the date gets closer.

Join young inventors and artists from around the world in the Maker Camp Google Community to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers.

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