Learning doesn't have to stop with the school day. Various studies show that learning outside of the classroom supports healthy development and benefits academic skills. We've gathered resources to help students continue their educational exploration.
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Over the summer break
According to the American Education Research Journal, students that don't practice over the summer can lose anywhere between 17-34% of their learning from the school year.
Help avoid the summer slide by engaging in activities to help your student keep learning. #TogetherWeGISD #GISDsummerlearning #GISDreads
Bookopoly Reading Challenge
Game on! This summer will be fun as GISD Students read around the game board for the Bookopoly Reading challenge.
How to participate
Simply read your way around the Bookopoly board and complete the reading tasks. You may read a physical book, myON or any digital book. The reading tasks are divided into three groups:
- Genre: Tasks based on a specific genre (ex. funny, fantasy, poetry)
- Book: Tasks Based on a book's cover, color, title, etc.
- Share: Tasks involving other people and/or encouraging talking about reading
You can move around the board randomly by selecting the tasks that sound most appealing to you or leave it to chance by rolling the dice!
All elementary students will receive a paper copy of the board and reading log from their home campus to take home with them, or may print their own copy:
- Bookopoly Reading Challenge Board (English)
- Bookopoly Reading Challenge Board (Spanish)
- Bookopoly Reading Challenge Board (Vietnamese)
There are several ways you can get books to read:
Let's practice with numbers this summer! Students can use the math websites on Ready Hub to continue working on their math skills during the break.
- Grades K-5:
- ST Math (helps with math skills)
- Imagine Math (helps with math skills and problem-solving)
- Zearn Summer Intensive Series
- Grades 1-5: Imagine Math Facts (helps with fact fluency)
- Grades 3-5: DimensionU (helps with fact fluency)
Looking for more? See Zearn's Summer Math page for extra resources.
Can you take on the coding challenge to help Nano survive in his new environment?
VEXcode VR Hour of Code: Planet Hexbug is an exciting opportunity for new and experienced coders to enjoy. Post your high scores and challenge your friends!
Exploration doesn’t end with school. Discovery Education Experience offers Summer Learning Activities for all grades K-5:
- Login into Ready Hub
- Select Discovery Education
- Go to Summer Learning
Staying safe and healthy over break
Family Engagement Conference on July 28
Parents, you're invited to join us at our 2nd Annual Family Engagement conference, where we'll hold parent workshops, share tools for preparing for back to school, and more.
On the web
The internet provides many applications and tools for engaging in learning outside of school. We've curated several applications on our online instructional resources page as well as applications students use throughout the year in Ready Hub.
In our community
Many places in our community offer materials for learning outside of school. Find upcoming events, summer reading initiatives, and more:
Families can also find various community events on the Community Bulletin Board.