Read at the Pool

Where will a book take you this summer? Dive into a good book this summer! Many people like to read at the pool, and reading can be a fun way to pass the time while taking a break. When you’re done with your book, fill in the picture. Write the title, author, and a brief […]

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Read at a Playground

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book on a trip to the playground!  You will find a lot of places to read there.  You can read while gently swaying on a swing or while sitting high above the ground on a slide. (Just be sure no one is behind you!)  You […]

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Read At a Lake

Where will a book take you this summer? Don’t go JUMP in a lake; go READ at a it!  Today, we want you to take your book outside near a body of water.  Here in Cleveland, that might be Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.  In your city, it could be the ocean, a […]

Summer Solutions

Where Do YOU do Summer Solutions Lessons?

Summer Vacation has arrived, and students everywhere are using Summer Solutions to avoid the “Summer Learning Slide!”  A few parents even sent us pictures of their children doing the lessons.  The photos were too cute NOT to share! The Keough boys start their day by taking 10 minutes or so right after breakfast to do […]

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Read Under a Tree

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book outside and read under a tree!  After reading use the picture of the tree and fill out the title, author, setting, summary, and main character.  You can also draw a picture of yourself reading under the tree.  If you read with a friend be […]

Web the Zoo!

The zoo is our summer staple.  It is the place to go when we have a few free hours.  This trip to the zoo happened like most of our trips there, on an impulse.  We will probably be back to the zoo in a few weeks with several of our friends, but this trip only […]

World Around You

Whether you live in a big city or in the countryside, it’s is nice to stop and take time to notice the world around you.  This week’s Summer Solutions activity sends you and your child outdoors to explore the world around you.  The downloadable sheets allow you to use your casual stroll as a pre-writing […]

Science in the Summer: Plants

Being outside is one of my favorite parts of the summer.  While you’re taking long walks in the park or lying in the grass, it is nice to stop and notice all of the science around you.  This week’s downloads are all about plants.  Younger kids can learn about the parts of a flower while […]

50 free ideas for summer fun

Beat the summer boredom blues with these fun, festive and free ideas. Summer break is in full swing. Kids are excited to ditch the homework and routine of the school day, but more often than not that translates into “boredom blues” once school is out. Beat the blues with these 50 fun and festive ways […]

Fun and Free Field Trip!

River Field Trip This week I took my children on a field trip to a local river in our neighborhood.  The summer has been dry, so much of the rocky river bed could be walked on and explored.  We armed ourselves with a packed lunch, a microscope, and a bucket, and off we went.   My […]