Showing posts with label Summer activities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer activities. Show all posts

Friday, June 15, 2018

Camp GoNoodle - Four Weeks of Fun and Educational Summer Activities

Camp GoNoodle is a summer program offered by the folks at GoNoodle. The program is designed for elementary school age students to complete over the course of four weeks. It can be used in a summer camp setting, summer school setting, or at home setting. There is a different theme for each week. Within each week there are five thematically connected activities. The themes of Camp GoNoodle are friendship, superheroes, world, and space.

The activities in Camp GoNoodle include learning camp songs, learning about and trying healthy foods, a fun exercise activity, and some art or craft activities. Students can receive a printable, digital badge for successfully completing all of the activities in a week's program.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for activities to suggest to parents to keep their kids active and learning throughout the summer, take a look at what Camp GoNoodle offers each week. I don't love all of the activities, but I do like the spirit of Camp GoNoodle.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kids Bowl Free - For Those Rainy Summer Days

I'm as big an advocate for kids playing outside as you will find. That said, there are time when playing outside just isn't an option. Whether it's too wet outside or too darn hot outside, there will be times this summer when we'll be looking for indoor activities for kids. In those cases take a look at your local bowling alley.

For the seventh or eighth year in a row Kids Bowl Free is offering two free games per day to students in the United States and Canada. Kids Bowl Free is a program funded by bowling alleys to provide students with a safe and fun activity during the summer.

To receive coupons for up to two free games of bowling per day, parents need to register on Kids Bowl Free. Each bowling center sets its own start and end date for the program so check the listings for a bowling center in your area.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kids Can Bowl for Free This Summer

Just as they have for the last few summers, bowling centers around the U.S. and Canada are offering students two free games every day. To bowl for free students (or their parents) need to register on Kids Bowl Free. On Kids Bowl Free you can find the bowling alley closest to you.

Applications for Education
Kids Bowl Free is awarding 80 $200 grants to teachers every month through July 2013. The grants are for classroom supplies. You can apply for a grant here

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Register Your Class for Scholastic's Summer Reading Challenge

For the fifth year in a row Scholastic is holding a summer reading challenge for students. By joining the summer reading challenge students are entered into sweepstakes for book prizes. Students can also participate in weekly reading challenges.

To encourage participation in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge teachers can register their students in bulk. Scholastic provides teachers with tools to track students' progress over the summer and communicate the goals of the summer reading challenge to parents. Scholastic also provides teachers with summer reading lists to send out to parents. Teachers registering their classes will be entered into a drawing for a classroom library and a $250 gift certificate to the Scholastic Teacher Store.

Monday, May 30, 2011

What Else Should I Read This Summer?

Yesterday, I met my mother and step-father in Portland for lunch (I had meatloaf, it was delicious). Since I was in the big city, I took some time after lunch to go to Border's and browse for a new book. Like a lot of teachers, I don't have a whole lot of time to read during the school year so the summer is when I do the bulk of my book reading. Anyway this morning I spent some time thinking about what I want to read this summer and what follows is what I've come up with. I'd love to have some suggestions to add to the list. If you have any must-reads for my list, please leave a comment.

Education Books
And What Do You Mean by Learning?
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas
(Yes, I realize that Mindstorms is "old" but I've never read it and I find Papert's work intriguing to say the least).
Teach Like a Champion
(This is a book that we've been fed excerpts of at my school this year. I want to have the whole context of the work).

History Books
Colonel Roosevelt
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy

Just for Fun Books
Crossing The Gates Of Alaska
A Walk Across America
No Shortage of Good Days

Considering that the books on Roosevelt and Jackson each approach 800 pages, if get through all nine of these books I'll be pretty happy with myself.

What are you reading this summer? Leave a comment and let us all know.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kids Bowl Free Again This Summer

For the last couple of years bowling alleys across the US have given away hundreds of thousands of games of bowling to students. Kids Bowl Free is a program funded by bowling alleys to provide students with a safe and fun way to spend time during the summer (air conditioning is a nice too). To receive coupons for up to two free games of bowling per day, parents need to register on Kids Bowl Free. From there they can print coupons for free bowling. Each bowling center sets its own start and end date for the program so check the listings for a bowling center in your area. Learn more about Kids Bowl Free in the video below.



Here's a segment about Kids Bowl Free that appeared on NBC Nightly News.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

C-Span Summer Educator's Conference

Every year C-Span invites middle school and high school Social Studies teachers to apply to attend their Summer Educator's Conference. Chosen applicants receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to learn about C-Span's classroom resources and to work with each other to develop projects using C-Span's classroom resources. The application deadline for this year's conference is March 1.

C-Span also offers a summer fellowship program for middle school and high school teachers. The four week fellowship program pays recipients a stipend of $6,500. The program seeks out teachers who can demonstrate successful experiences using C-Span classroom materials in their classrooms. The application deadline is February 11.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Register Soon for Free Bowling All Summer

Just as they did last summer, bowling centers around the country are offering students two free games every day. To bowl for free students (or their parents) need to register on Kids Bowl Free beginning tomorrow. On Kids Bowl Free you can find the bowling alley closest to you. Sorry Mainers there are not any participating bowling alleys in our state.

Applications for Education
As the school year winds down and parents begin looking for summer activities for their children, Kids Bowl Free provides an option that won't break the bank. Kids Bowl Free is the type of non-academic information that I like to pass along to parents at parent-teacher conferences.