If you're looking for a unit study that is fun but keeps the learning going through the summer (or anytime), check out Usborne Books & More's new Space Explorers Camp. It comes in 3 different levels to entertain and instruct kids ages 5-12. The kits contain all the Usborne books needed to do the unit study and a lab notebook which contains the lesson plans, activities and science experiments to complete the "missions". For more information, scroll down below, visit http://www.BooksKidsLoveToRead.com
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Also, if Creative Writing is in the plans for this summer, check out the new "Write Your Own Story Book" which is a spiral bound hardback book full of ideas, helps, writing tips and the space for your child to write 20 differently themed stories from fairy tales to whodunits, even a comic strip!
Enjoy your summer!
"Space Explorer Camps promote critical thinking through active reading, effective
writing, and inquiry learning. It’s all the FUN of camp at YOUR HOUSE this summer!
It is estimated that students can lose up to 30% of their skills and knowledge during the summer! Smarty Pants Camps will help keep children reading, writing and problem solving during the summer to help prevent this Summer Brain Drain.
The Space Explorers program includes a series of challenges, missions and hands-on experiments for children to explore and solve collaboratively. Standards based programs are scaled for different age groups.
Each camp kit includes a student lab notebook (view sample pages) and a set of fiction and non-fiction books for reference, reading and exploration. We offer packages that work with groups of all sizes. It is hands-on-literacy fun that is perfect for the summer or for enrichment anytime. It is all the FUN of camp at your house!
Junior Astronaut Kit (Pre K -1st Grade) How High is the Sky?, On the Moon, Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon, First Encyclopedia of Space, Living in Space, 100 Science Experiments, Junior Astronaut Official Camp Notebook
Discovery Astronaut Camp Kit (2nd -3rd Grade) How High is the Sky?, Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon, Space, Living in Space, What’s Physics All About?, 100 Science Experiments, Discovery Astronaut Official Camp Notebook
Apollo Astronaut Camp Kit (4th-6th Grade) Science Encyclopedia, Story of Astronomy and Space, 100 Things to Spot in the Night Sky, What’s Physics All About?, 100 Science Experiments, Apollo Astronaut Official Camp Notebook