Summer Enrichment Program, Elementary K-6

Virtual Summer Enrichment Opportunities, K-6


What is virtual summer enrichment?


To promote continuous learning over the summer, NPSD will be offering a variety of enrichment opportunities for all elementary students who have completed grades K-6 in the 2020-2021 school year. These free offerings are recommended, but completely optional for students and families. Our goal is to provide independent, engaging activities throughout the summer that are the perfect blend of academics and fun in order to best support continued growth for our students. The program will run from July 1 through July 29.

This virtual program is designed for students to complete independently at any time with the engagement of their families. There is no requirement to submit completed work. However, we have a team of North Penn teachers who will be available throughout the program to answer questions and offer support to students and families. Please scroll down to see a full list of these teachers and their contact information.



How do I access these virtual enrichment opportunities?


Students and families should register using the link at the bottom of the page. Registrants will receive an email from the summer enrichment team inviting your student to their SeeSaw or Google Classroom no later than July 1. Once you join the classroom with the class code, your student can access these activities any time throughout the summer. 

Should you need support accessing these resources, you will be able to communicate with your child’s grade level teacher team through the SeeSaw or Google Classroom.



Learning Choice Boards


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Learning choice boards are low or no-tech (not requiring a computer) activities that have been designed and created by our very talented North Penn teachers. These boards are filled with fun and engaging opportunities for the whole family. For four weeks, a new board of activities will be launched to keep your student focused and engaged in their learning. Care has been taken to support all academic areas, special areas and social/emotional well being. By engaging in these exciting activities, your child will have the opportunity to conduct experiments, develop and create designs, learn about his/her community, and practice age-appropriate literacy skills. There is no expectation for completion. Your child can choose one activity or complete them all. Be sure to register using the link below and start having fun!


Freckle


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Freckle is an online learning platform that allows students to practice Math and English Language Arts at their own level. Freckle continuously adapts to each student’s individual skills, so each student is getting the appropriate challenge, whether they’re working at, above, or below grade level. By registering for our free Summer Enrichment program your child will receive access to his/her Freckle account all summer long. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to get a jumpstart on some of the activities he/she will do in the fall no matter what the school year will look like.


Smithsonian STEAM Readers

 

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We will empower students to become independent learners and problem solvers, and engage them with high-interest readers that build literacy while fostering creativity and innovation. Students will immerse themselves in all aspects of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics, and will engage in the engineering design process to solve problems. Students will learn about and experience examples of failure and persistence that lead to successful designs and innovation. Students will be challenged to apply what they’ve learned in a Culminating Activity to solve real-world problems.

 

 

Additional Resources


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Below you will find additional resources and learning opportunities for students. We hope that you will take advantage of this excellent opportunity and we thank you for your partnership as we strive to help your child reach his/her full potential!

Reading with a Mentor: Get Back on Track with Vello

Could your child benefit from extra reading? Every child loves to share in rich reading experiences with an adult, and Vello can help! Sign up your child for Vello's free online summer reading session held from July 7 through August 13 for students in preschool through grade 5.

Learn more and register now for Vello's free online summer reading session




Sorry, registration for this program is now closed.

If you have any questions, please reach out to NPSD Curriculum Supervisors Nina Fenstermaker at fenstene@npenn.org or Sean Arney at arneym@npenn.org.