Summer Learning

Hampden Meadows School 2015

Summer Learning

We have many exciting opportunities for students and families to engage in reading throughout the summer. Reading can be "snuck into" many aspects of your day. Reading independently, reading together, reading online, and listening to an audio book are all ways to fit reading into your summer plans. Be creative and have fun!
Kate DiCamillo Community Message : CSLP 2015 PSA

Summer Reading Lists

This site has suggestions for summer reading: www.bps-summerlearning.weebly.com
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Barrington Public Library Summer Reading Program

Barrington Public Library will offer many activities and programs to keep your child reading and learning!
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Follett Shelf for Access to eBooks

Great news! As a member of the Barrington school system, your child has a username and password to log on to FollettShelf. Go to www.ricat.com and click on Hampden Meadows School. Click on the Catalog tab and look for the FollettShelf icon in the left hand column. Click on FollettShelf and use the username and password your child brought home to access many wonderful eBook titles.
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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children. Join today and let's set a new world reading record for summer 2015! (May 4 - Sept 14, 2015)
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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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BiblioNasium

BiblioNasium is the first-ever, totally free social network for kids ages 6 – 13. Students connect with their friends – and with great books.

Here are the benefits:

  • You get your very own virtual bookshelf, where you can keep track of what you’ve read, and what you want to read
  • It’s easy to share book recommendations with friends. Plus, you can get your friends to suggest books you’ll like
  • Your reading logs are kept safe online; no more pieces of paper to keep track of
  • BiblioNasium coach (and our favorite chimp) C. Manzee is here to help you and your friends become reading champs
  • You can win awards and gift certificates by just reading what you love to read
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News-O-Matic

News-O-Matic is the daily newspaper for kids on iOs and Android, an exciting and engaging nonfiction experience, and a fantastic modern educational tool. It gives young readers a window into the world — and a reason to love reading news for kids.
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Newsela Summer Reading Challenge

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.
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Summer Reads for Rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Readers

Find accessible and engaging texts designed to prevent the summer slump at ReadWorks.org
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Google Maker Camp 2015

A FREE summer camp from Make: for building, tinkering, and exploring. Join young inventors and artists from around the world in the Google Maker Camp community to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers.