Are you ready for summer fun?

Get inspired with these fun ideas to read, make and do!

Summer reading for students entering 5th grade or higher!

Is your child entering 5th grade or higher? Click HERE to register for summer reading using Wandoo reader. It is a fun way to read and keep track of all the great titles being read all summer! Remember to choose 2 of the challenges that say "Choose 2 of these" (keep scrolling down) to do before school starts.


Students in grades K-4 will record their books on the paper gameboard that came in your report card or that you can get at either public library. On the first day of school, turn in your gameboard with your books listed or have them written down on a piece of paper.


Happy reading!

James Patterson's awesome resources!

ReadKiddoRead.com is a fantastic site for parents and kids looking for new titles to read! There are tips for kids of all ages, but I love the extensive ideas for getting boys to read. Check it out and thanks to Mr. Patterson for sharing his love of reading!
Nutmeg books are our own state of Connecticut book award. There are 2 categories, elementary for students in 1st - 3rd grades and intermediate for grades 4th - 6th, as well as categories for older students. Of course kids can read from either category! This is a terrific way to find some awesome books. The public libraries have multiple copies and often have these titles on CD for listening to during those long car rides this summer!
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Camp Wonderopolis - free!

Welcome to Camp Wonderopolis 2015! Wonder Camp gets kids and adults excited about learning with STEM and Maker activities, 42 Wonder lessons and FUN! There are some amazing activities to try out and lots to learn! Visit HERE to register and find out more about this FREE opportunity!
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MakerCamp - free!

Maker Camp - A free summer summer camp for building and making - online and at your house! Try out some amazing projects, go on some fascinating virtual field trips, get messy, fix and break things, and just have FUN! My kids and I did many of the projects in the past and there was much learning for all of us and a whole lot of fun! This year's topics include: Fantasy, Funkytown, Farmstead, Fun & Games, Flight, & Far Out Future.

Click HERE to find out more and register!

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Camp Google

Camp Google is new to me but it is "full of science activities and adventures led by experts" and is designed to get kids outside exploring and experimenting which sounds awesome! There are Ocean week, Space week, Music week and Nature week for choices. Ocean week is going on now with Space week beginning July 20th! Each week even has badges you can print out and collect! Thanks to Mrs. Hurlbert for sharing this one with us!
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Barnes and Noble has a wonderful summer reading program this summer: read 8 books and tell a little about them and get a FREE book! Choose from titles such as Babymouse, Rocket, Princess in Black, Wild Sea Creatures, The 13th Story Treehouse, Amulet, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and more! Click here for the link to their website. Click HERE for the Reading Journal you can fill out.
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Camp GoNoodle!

Many students have used GoNoodle in their classrooms for a brain break, and this summer they can try Camp GoNoodle! Week 1 was about Friendship and Week 2 is about Superheroes! Each week there are Camp Songs to learn as well as things to make and do!

Check it out here: Camp GoNoodle