LWBE Summer Send Off
A collection of tools for the summer
Kindergarten-5th Grade Student Sites
This website has been established to provide you with ideas on how to keep your children cognitively engaged during the summer months.
LISD Summer Learning Fun: https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/leander-isd-elementary-summer-learning-fun/
Read, Read, and Read!
The following links contain activities to help maintain/increase reading fluency and comprehension over the summer months. They each have interactive activities that vary based on individual skill levels.
Camp Invention - Leander I.S.D. Reagan Elem.
Looking for an enrichment opportunity for your gifted/advanced child this summer? This STEAM camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Club) is taught by two RRISD gifted and talented specialists. Register at eDiscover Center
**Camps runs Monday through Thursday 8:00-12:00
SESSION 1: June 13-16
Storybook Science: Rising 1st–2nd Graders
Icky Sticky Ooey Gooey Science: Rising 3rd–5th Graders
SESSION 2: June 20-23
Discovery Science: Rising 1st–2nd Graders
Ready, Set, Design! Part Two: Rising 3rd–5th Graders
Educational Places to Visit
The Thinkery www.thinkeryaustin.org
The Thinkery is an evolution of Austin Children’s Museum, with activities on a much bigger scale and an expanded age range from birth to late elementary school. This museum is also more instructor-led and puts a focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Tour the museum with this interactive multimedia guide.
Austin Planetarium www.austinplanetarium.org
Texas Waste Disposal Systems Tour www.texasdisposal.com.
This 750-acre landfill, recycling, and composting operation is one of the most efficient recycling systems in the United States.
Don't miss the 1350-acre Exotic Game Ranch while you're there!
Austin Nature and Science Center
The ANSC provides hands-on educational exhibits and recreational activities that increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.
- The Trade Counter Collectors of natural objects will want to check out the Trade Counter!
Texas Memorial Museum www.utexas.edu/tmm
Exhibits focus on dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, gems and minerals, and a working Paleontology Lab where visitors can interact with scientists as they prepare fossil finds. Spotlighted in the exhibits are spectacular specimens found in Texas, including the largest flying creature ever found—the Texas Pterosaur, with a wingspan of nearly 40 feet
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum www.TheStoryOfTexas.com
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum www.LBJLibrary.org
Astronomy Outreach through UT: http://outreach.as.utexas.edu/
Summer Enrichment Opportunities (Summer Camps)
Aquatic Science (San Marcos) Minimum age is 9
Perfect Square Learning For students entering 3rd - 5th grade in the fall - Lakeline area
Camp Invention - Cedar Park
Multiple Camps This website lists multiple STEM camps in Texas that have been offered the last 5 years.http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programhub.aspx?sort=HSC-TexasTechU-SummCamp
Harris Foundation Science summer camp for those entering 6th-8th grade in the fall.
Girlgeneering: Must be entering middle school in the fall.
Summer Wonders Shoal Creek area
Summer Library Resources
How to access our LWBE online library resources from home:
1. Go to lwb.leanderisd.org
2. Choose library from the side menu.
3. Click on the blue star.
4. There is a link at the top of this page to get database usernames/passwords.
5. Type in stars.
6. You will see a document with all information needed to log onto student favorites such as TumbleBooks and PebbleGo!
How to access Overdrive from home (eBooks, digitial audiobooks, and more):
1.Go to lwb.leanderisd.org
2. Choose "Library" from the side menu.
3. Click on the green star.
4. At the very bottom there is a link to Overdrive. Click the link
5. Enter your username and password.
Username: first 8 letters of last name_6 digit student ID number
Password: YYYYMMDD (birthdate)
River Ridge Summer Library Information:
Mark your calendar for Summer Library at River Ridge Elementary. Opening day is Monday, June 13 with our favorite singer songwriter of kids music, Joe McDermott, who will perform at 10 am. On the last day, Wednesday, August 3, we're pleased to bring Nancy Simpson who will showcase Japanese storytelling. Nancy is a retired teacher and local resident at Longhorn Village. Her performance will start at 10 am.
River Ridge Elementary
Dates/Times Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 am -12:00 noon
June 13 - June 29
Closed week of July 4
July 11 - Aug 3 (last day)
Texas Bluebonnet Reading List for 2016-17
Get a jumpstart on reading the 2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet Books! The Texas Bluebonnet Reading Program is for Texas students in grades 3-6. Read 5 or more books from the list and you are eligible to vote for your favorite in February.
Texas 2x2 Reading List for 2016-17
This is a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two produced by a committee of Texas librarians.
Find the Newbery Award winner and Newbery Honor books for 2016, as well as a list of previous winners.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Find this year’s winner, honor books, and a list of previous winners.
Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is a recommended reading list designed for children in grades K-5. The purpose of the list is to encourage students to explore a variety of current graphic novels.
Summer Reading Programs:
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Complete the Barnes and Noble reading journal and return it to one of their stores between May 17 and September 6, 2016 to earn a free book.
Half Price Books Summer Reading Program
Track your reading on the Half Price Books reading log to earn Bookworm Bucks to use in the store. http://b.hpb.com/fyb/
Austin Area Public libraries:
Check out local public libraries for summer events and reading programs.
Lake Travis Community Library http://www.laketravislibrary.org/index.html
Bee Cave Public Library http://www.beecavetexas.com/city-government/library
Cedar Park Public Library http://www.cedarparktexas.gov/index.aspx?page=202
Austin Public Library http://library.austintexas.gov/