Help! I'm doing summer school for 1st-4th!

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  1. minnie

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    I'll have 15 kids from Monday through Thursday. It's enrichment. Any ideas of activities I could do to incorporate all grads?? I neeeed suggestions!!
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    If it's summer school--- don't you have a curriculum to teach?

    What type of activities are you looking for?
     
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    It's enrichment summer school not remedial. It's basically a summer camp for incoming 1-4th grade. So, there is no curriculum that I have to teach. I am just looking for Theme of the Week activities that will incorporate all of the grades. I'm excited because our summer school is known for being a blast so I feel the pressure! Just trying to figure out how to accommodate the youngest and and oldest in my class. Thanks for replying!
     
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    One week's theme could be color with activities like the carnation food coloring experiment. You could do prisms and rainbows, play with light with flashlights and colored plastic wrap, make art with the dish soap, milk, and food coloring experiment etc. Your 10s will understand more than your 7s, but participation is accessible to the little ones.
    Any excuse to extract strawberry DNA or play with UV-reactive pony beads is good. There's all kinds of sun-safety activities to do with those, plus they're just plain fun.
     
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    I'm not sure how much enrichment can occur with such an age group.
     
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    How much do you know about inquiry based learning (as opposed to problem based learning)? Have them work on projects that answer individual questions they may have wanted to get into during the year. Your job would be as a guide to their work.
     
  9. ITeachCS

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    Do a week on computers or technology. No computers? Do it "unplugged ". There are a lot of resources for fun unplugged activities that teach computational thinking.

    google "cs unplugged"
     
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    Thank you for the replies. I agree Gemstone, it'll be difficult with those grades but it's worked in the past with the other teacher so I'll give it a try. I think I'm gonna put them in groups. Each group will have a mixture of grades. The older ones will work on the more advanced part of the lessons and the younger ones will do the more basic part of the lesson.
    Thank you viola! Those are great ideas that I'll use! I'm going to do STEM activities, Shark Week, make pool noodle crafts. We have a pool and I'm a certified life guard with CPR training so we'll go swimming everyday. Good idea catnfiddle but that may be a little difficult with 4 grade levels but I'll definitely look into it!
    I just want the kids to have fun like they did last year!
     
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    Iteachcs, computers are a great idea!
     

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