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June 6, 2018


Whether you spend your summer barbecuing, at the beach, or in a frenzy of vacations & visits, it's a time to relax, recharge, and spend time with family and friends. But what about all the hard work your child has done during the 2017-2018 school year? Studies show that your child could lose knowledge, particularly in math and reading skills, over the summer months (http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-5/summer.htm), and we don't want that to happen! Brushing up on skills doesn't have to take the form of producing essays or solving pages of long equations...check out some of the resources below to keep your youngster sharp and prepared for the 2018-2019 school year - which starts on Thursday, September 6!

Have you reserved your spot in Summer Theatre or Summer Pops? Now's the time! CLICK HERE to get started - see you there!

Check this list for flyers for all the local Summer Camps!

Student Homepage: http://gtpsstudent.weebly.com/  
This page was created and is maintained by our Curriculum Supervisors. Your children often utilize this page during the school year, and find it chock-full of activities, games, and homework help. Start your summer learning adventure here, or visit at any time during the school year!

8 Rules to Impose on Summer Break Just because it's summer doesn't mean that discipline and guidelines go out the window. Read on for this mom's ideas: https://www.popsugar.com/moms/Summer-Rules-Kids

Do you have younger children? Check these sites out:

·         http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/summer-activities.htm  

·         http://frugaldad.com/2009/05/25/fun-summer-activities-for-kids/ 

Are you raising a budding "techie"? Here are some awesome iPad apps tested by our Curriculum Supervisor, Mrs. Betty Napoli: http://gtpsipad.wikispaces.com/+Best+Apps 

Is your child artistic?
Here's some crafty ideas to keep them busy:
https://www.care.com/a/62-summer-crafts-for-kids-1307010525

Does your child live for sports? Remember to play it safe with these tips: http://www.safekids.org/tip/sports-safety-tips  

Some Other Ideas for your "Home Summer School":

• Start by making a list of the most important and obvious educational milestones that your child achieved during the school year (i.e. alphabet recognition, letter/sound correspondence, counting, the names and order of the planets, algebra, etc.). Seeing all of this information on paper will give you an idea of what you need to work on over the summer.

• Spend at least 20 - 30 minutes each day reading with your child or having your child read to you. Look for reading programs at your local library, bookstore, or church to keep your youngster interested.

• Stimulate math skills by letting your child estimate prices in the grocery store, plan how much a family vacation will cost, or have them help you with the cooking for measurement skills.

• Take classes together. Many places offer classes during the summer months that will allow you and your child to spend time together. You may want to expose them to something they wouldn't learn in school (perhaps a class in sculpture or paper-making), or reinforce something they learned that year (computer courses in word processing or web page design). You could even try something new...consider visiting Grow Yoga (kids classes available): http://www.growyoganj.com/

• Have them keep a journal of all the things they do. Maybe they'll want to draw pictures of places they go on a family vacation, or write a poem about a day at the beach. Not only will this keep writing skills sharp and peak their creativity, but at the end of the summer they’ll have a wonderful scrapbook of memories from the summer of 2017.

• If you do go on a family vacation, why not let your child research places on the Internet before you go? They can gather all the information they can find about a certain destination or choose a few locations and compare them. They can then map out the route, choose the hotels you stay in, find restaurants in the area, estimate the cost of a flight for the entire family, and so much more!

• Take them on day trips - museums, zoos, galleries, historic villages…they'll have so much fun they won't even realize they're learning!

Speaking of museums, zoos, and other fun places to visit, here's a list of some local destinations to visit during those long, lazy days:

·         Imagination Station  

·         Patriot Lake

·         Forsythe Wildlife Refuge

·         Historic Smithville

·         Historic Batsto Village

·         Estell Manor Park (Mays Landing)

·         Birch Grove Park (Northfield)

·         Cape May County Zoo (Cape May Court House)

·         The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (Brigantine)

·         The Atlantic City Aquarium (Gardener's Basin, Atlantic City)

·         Ripley’s Believe it or Not (Atlantic City Boardwalk)

·         Lucy the Elephant (Margate)

·         The Absecon Lighthouse (Atlantic City)
 

Finally, remember that in addition to district programs like Summer Learning, Extended School Year, Summer Theatre & Pops, the district offices are open all summer, and I encourage you to contact me if you would like to discuss your child's education, or other matters relating to the school district. Have a great summer!

 

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Meeting the Standard of Excellence
giaquintoa@gtps.k12.nj.us
609.748.1250, ext.
1016




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