Summer Ideas

Key words: Instructional Strategies, General Information, K-12

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Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 16:34:39 EDT

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From: Cathy Brandt

Subject: Summer Ideas

To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

It won't be long that we'll be enjoying our summer vacations. I know I am looking forward to mine. (anyone going to Salt Lake City to AG Bell) But, before we all head out to rest and relax there's still a bit more work to do.

I want to send home some optional summer activities for parents to do with their children. If you have any ideas please share them with the list. This would make a great Summer Fun file for all of us.

I'll start with sharing one that we plan to do:

Kids will use the computer or art materials to make stationary so that they can write letters during the summer. It might also be a good idea to make an address book to go along with that. You could put lots of neat addresses on the board from which students could pick for their book.

Cathy B. - Countdown is on - it's ten more school days

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Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 09:16:20 -0400

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From: CXSNDT@RITVAX.ISC.RIT.EDU

Subject: Re: Summer Ideas

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In-Reply-To: "Your message dated Sat, 18 May 1996 16:34:39 -0400 (EDT)" <960518.163923.EDT.CBRAN00@ukcc.uky.edu>

Hi there,

A great idea that our kids in South Africa enjoy is 'holiday photos'. Instead of explaining what is happening/ what the photo is about the kids must write a short paragraph next to the photo (could also be extended into a vacation diary of photos)....

If kids have access to a video camera...give them a "broadcasting assignment" get them to interview their parents and siblings (give them a few good ideas re: focus of questions...keep the videos short). These videos can then be used in class to:

Translate into Sign Language (if the parents use Signed English) The differences between languages can be highlighted

If an oral approach is used, the kids in the class all get an opportunity to lip read many different parents

Deaf communication issues (related to TV) can be discussed...have the lighting correct, have the camera zoomed in close enough to see lips/ face/signs

Have a great vacation!!!

I am going home (to sunny South Africa) when the summer holidays begin...right back to work...as we only have our summer holidays in December....so think of me while lazing next to the pool with a good book (smile)

Claudine
cxsndt@ritvax.isc.rit.edu

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Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 13:37:50 -0400

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From: JLDunlap@AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Summer Ideas

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I was exploring the other day and found a web site that had many excellent ideas--and many were reproducible.

http://www.ed.gov/pubs.html

Check out the parents and Recipes sections. (The Recipes are "Summer Home Learning Recipes for Parents and Children". There are different "recipes" for different grade levels.)

There were also many reading and math ideas that I looked at.

An example of a math activity (from "Recipes") is "On the Move". This is for grades 4-5.

"Sharpen math skills on trips. Use even short trips around town. For example, at the gas station, ask your child how much gas you needed and the cost per gallon. On the highway, ask your children to read the signs and check the different speed limits. Then ask them to watch the speedometer readings and notice how fast or slow the car is going. Have your children estimate distances between cities and check the estimates on a road map."

From the same "Recipe" sheet a writing activity is "Day-by-Day Calendar".

"Turn a large calendar--commercial or home made--into a personalized family communication center. Have your children fill in the blanks with morning messages, weather reports, birthdays, special activities, or notes to the family."

Hope this helps.

Julie Dunlap

Uploaded by: Melissa Close/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major