Sunday, June 13, 2021

Join The Flipgrid Live Event This Week To Learn About Shark Superpowers With Sharks4 Kids!


The Flipgrid Live Event is awesome this week as they join Sharks4Kids to learn about Shark Superpowers.  It is on June 16, 2021 at 12:00pm CST. 

The Flipgrid Live Events are free for everyone and families can register to participate throughout the summer.  You will find the link here, friends. 

A Collection By Destiny of Summer Reading & Learning For All Ages and Families!

Summer is here and there are so many wonderful reading and learning programs and resources being shared with all of us to pass onto our students and families.  

I started a Collection by Destiny to bring them together for our families at Van Meter and wanted to share it with all of you too.
You will find the Summer Reading and Learning Programs For All Ages and Families Collection here.
In the Collection, you will find a wide variety of programs from reading, coding, making, cooking, exercising, researching and more, while learning about interesting topics and new places. 

I have added a description and age or grade level of the program to each too. 

Here are a few that I think look super fun! 
Camp Wonderopolis is the free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments.  
There are five different camps available for all ages and you will find links... all of them within the Collection and...
KidLit at Home from our friends at KidLitTV offers....
....videos with authors and illustrators, crafts, science and more. 
PBS shares on Camp PBS Kids, Summer is full of opportunities to play and learn! We know summer might look a little different this year, but Camp PBS KIDS is here to fill your days with creativity, exploration and fun for the whole family. Explore ideas, tips and activities around different themes with your favorite PBS KIDS characters!
The resources,
activities, games,
and ideas for families to learn and have a wonderful summer together from PBS can be found here
I included our Virtual Camp Adventure with Capstone and Buncee in the Collection too.
We are now in Week 3, which celebrates Sports Tales. You will find the website for Virtual Camp Adventure here

And read all about our Virtual Camp Adventure here

If there are other free reading and learning programs and resources you know about, please let me know and we can add them to this Collection.  

This will be a great resource to share with families as we go through the summer.  I can't wait to see where all of our learners go!  

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Let's Celebrate Sports Tales For Weeks 3 and 4 Of Our Virtual Camp Adventure!

It's time for Weeks 3 and 4 of Our Virtual Camp Adventure!  And this time we will be celebrating Sports Tales. 

All students and families can visit to access this 12-week long fun summer learning and reading adventure with our friends at Buncee and Capstone

This week, just click on Week 3 & 4 Sports Tales and it will take you to the choice board filled with reading, making, moving, coding, stem, technology and fun virtual field trips around the world.  
The choice board also includes a Buncee Weekly Challenge that will be so much fun for everyone to create and share.  If they do not have Buncee, there is a place to click New To Buncee for their free summer trial.  

In the left hand corner, they will find a place to click to Read and Listen To Sport Tale Capstone eBooks. 
All they have to do to read and listen to the eBooks is click on the eBook covers.  They are directly linked so a username and password is not required. 
And if they need help, there is a Family Help button on each choice board slide and...
...on the bottom of the page. 
This document includes How To Use The Virtual Camp Adventure With Your Children This Summer and...
...Directions For Using The Virtual Camp Adventure Choice Boards. 

I hope all of the children and families have a special summer visiting Our Virtual Camp Adventure.  I can't wait to see and hear all of the different ways it is used and what is learned, read, and created from this amazing summer experience. 
And don't forget, friends....There will be prizes for librarians and teachers throughout the summer.  I will be sharing the second one in a couple of weeks.  You can read all about the Virtual Summer Camp Giveaway here

Oh, and if you need to make a copy of the choice board, please visit this post for the link and directions.