Summer Learning 2020

Keep thinking over the summer

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Summer is here...

Summertime can pose challenges when it comes to keeping kids active and engaged in productive learning. We'll all face new difficulties this year with shelter in place. Below are some options to keep your children engaged, creating, and designing. There is a great video below about Little Inventors and really tapping into the imaginations of young people and encouraging the design process to solve problems. The video discusses the importance of nurturing that process along the way so that one day these little inventors will adapt and create inventions that help people and perhaps the world.

At Home Learning

The GT specialist team designed higher-level thinking lessons to support families and help enrich and extend student learning. These short lessons and activities are appropriate for students who seek an additional challenge. Some activities are geared towards one specific grade level, while others are appropriate for multiple age groups. Please use the activities and experiences on the document linked below as a tool to ignite some fun summer learning!


Virtual Summer Camps for Kids



Camp Pursuit Through NuMinds

  • There are 6 two-week "Adventures" to choose from. Each includes 6 courses and about 30 hours of at home enrichment activities (3 levels). Recommended for ages 6-15.

  • All courses/activities use simple materials found at home.

  • There is daily feedback from a NuMinds-trained Inspirator (teacher), and a morning live-stream of a motivational assembly to kick off the day.

  • The focus is on FUN, choice, and inspired engagement!

  • When registering, use this GCISD $10 off promo code: CPWE20GC

  • Direct link to enroll - https://www.camppursuit.com/worldedition


Scholarship Info:

  • For every 10 kids enrolled through using our code, NuMinds will give a 100% scholarship to a student in need. So using the code above will help make a big difference for a kid. :-)

  • Direct link to scholarship application - https://www.camppursuit.com/scholarship

  • The scholarship deadline shows expired, but it should still be open and will be updated.

Websites and Apps: These have great resources for parents and students.

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com/


Brightly- for reading

https://www.readbrightly.com/


Solve me Math Mobiles

https://solveme.edc.org/Mobiles.html


Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/social_emotional.htm


Anger -- Please click on link: https://goo.gl/HWwVgA

Anxiety -Please click on link: https://goo.gl/jEFekT


SENG Great website for Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted


Mensa International

https://www.mensaforkids.org/


National Association for Gifted Children

http://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources-parents

Games - Games are a way to plan, think, strategize, collaborate, and play all at once!

*Many of these games also have accompanying apps

Bendomino

Get Adler!

Cat Crimes

Think Fun

Adam's Cube

Set

Set Junior

Quiddler

Quiddler Jr

Five Crowns card game

Qwirkle

Wordspiel

Blank Game Board pieces to create their own games