Summer is here...
Here are some great learning experiences for students to engage and socialize this summer.
Great enrichment classes offered by certified teachers for k-6 grade students
SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP at The Perot Museum
June 24-August 16
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - Summer Classes (ages 3-9) - Enroll by May 31st
Museums are a great way to have authentic conversation about new ideas as well as have some fun. Create a scavenger hunt with your student prior to your trip to add a challenge to the trip.
"An experience in learning is an adventure we never forget."
Games are a way to plan, think, strategize, collaborate, and play all at once!
*Many of these games also have accompanying apps
Bendomino - Ages 5 and up
Qwirkle - Ages 6 and up
Zangle - Ages 6 and up
Roller Coaster Challenge - Ages 6 and up
Set Junior - Ages 3 and up
Set - Ages 8 and up
Color Cube Sudoku - Ages 8 and up
Cat Crimes - Ages 8 and up
Prime Club - Ages 10 and up
Five Crowns - Ages 8 and up
Wordspiel - Ages 8 and up
Have your student showcase their creativity and critical thinking by developing their own game. After testing it out they may begin to adjust the rules of their game, or even make different variations!
Here is a list of many books to check out from your local library, on GCISD Overdrive, or trade amongst friends this summer. Listening to audiobooks as a family on road trips, or looking for a new series is a great way to keep your student talking about characters and to have a little bibliotherapy. Sometimes the best way to have your student talk about their social and emotional needs is to first talk about a character's social and emotional needs.
“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.”
Other Great Stories:
These websites have additional resources for parents and students.
Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
SENG - Great website for Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
National Association for Gifted Children