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Summer Weekends of Exploration & Entertainment

When our children were young we packed them up and spent the summer at my father-in-law’s house in Springfield, Massachusetts.  There were times I had to commute from our home in New York as I worked summer jobs (summer school, curriculum writing) but we dedicated each weekend to what we called E & E.  One day was for exploration and the other for entertainment.  The Triple AAA guidebooks are great for this purpose as well as Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus.

Exploration: Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe houses near Hartford, CT,  Springfield Armory, Chesterwood (Daniel Chester French), Norman Rockwell Museum,  Arrowhead (Herman Melville’s house), Gillette Castle, New England Air Museum...

Entertainment: Movies, amusement parks, lake, parks, town festivals (arts & crafts, Basketball Hall of Fame (they loved shooting basketballs at different hoops), Baseball Hall of Fame, Volleyball Hall of Fame, Football Hall of Fame…

Everything is learning!  Click on underlined words for page of links on that topic.

Shopping trips (Math Consumerism) teaching percentage off, best buy, simple adding & subtracting. Multiplying if getting more than one item.

Writing - Journals of trips - even day trips. Younger children can draw.

     Diary of the day's activities with time spent.

Letters to friends and family members.      

Geography - trip planning, map reading and keeping track of expenses (math).

Social Studies - places of interest nearby.  We had Exploration & Entertainment weekends.

Science - Astronomy - star gazing. Simple Experiments Rocks and Minerals,  Sea Shells and Marine Life and Animals.

Word of the Day and word play.  Vocabulary

Camping Theme

Geocaching page

Insects page

Sensory Awareness page



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Summer Reading page    

 Summer School page

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Newsletter Clipart: Summer

DLTK's Summer Crafts for Kids

Cybrary Man's pages





Games and Puzzles



Learning Games


Photo Fun





Art and Photography by Cybrary Man

Summer Quilt Hanging by Gail Blumengarten

Weekends of Exploration and Entertainment page