- When your student watches television, encourage them to watch age-appropriate educational television. Ask them questions and have a conversation about what they learned.
- For our younger readers, turn on the closed captioning feature on your TV as well as on computer games and videos. This exposes students to words and helps them link the words on the screen with the words that are being spoken. It’s a great way to build vocabulary and word recognition!
- Read to your students every day and have them read to you, too!
- Join the summer reading program at the Sycamore Library
- Bake cookies to practice fractions and measuring ingredients.
- Make homemade ice cream as a quick and delicious chemistry lesson.
- Visit a local park and observe the different types of rocks, animals, insects, and leaves.
- Check out the Sycamore Park District for other outdoor learning adventures.
- Use an outdoor thermometer to track weather, make predictions, and observe patterns.
- Make maps of your neighborhood and places your family visits this summer.
- Find a shady place outside and write (families and students!) Have a weekly sharing time where everyone gets to read their favorite piece of writing from that week. Need some writing ideas? Here you go!
We can’t wait to see everyone in August. Until then, go Team USA and keep that learning going, Spartans!
Director of Learning and Teaching
Sycamore Community School District 427