LWBE Summer Send Off

A collection of tools for the summer

Students Entering Kindergarten

Below are some skills that are beneficial for students entering kindergarten.

1. Recognizing all the letters of the alphabet

2. Recognizing numbers 1-10 and counting to 10

3. Being able to write your first name

4. Able to hold a book properly and turn the pages.

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/

Student Site: https://sites.google.com/a/k12.leanderisd.org/students/home/

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/

McDonald Observatory:

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/aa_phases.pl year=2015&month=6&day=10&nump=50&format=p

Summer Enrichment Opportunities (Summer Camps)

Fine Arts

Austin Girls' Choir


Laguna Gloria Art Museum


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)

Reading Lists:

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.


Newbery Award

Find the Newbery Award winner and Newbery Honor books for 2016, as well as a list of previous winners.


Caldecott Award

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/