Summer Learning Experience
"So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
- Roald Dahl, Matilda
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Some of the most important journeys your child will experience involve you.
This summer, we encourage you to take a journey with your child into their interests, their passions, and their curiosity during a “Summer Learning Experience.”
Taking the time to explore and learn about what interests them will foster children’s curiosity about the world.
Enjoy your summer, your children, and the experiences that you will have together!
Summer Learning, Summer Reading
Reading is a skill for life, but it is not the only way we learn, experience the world, or make sense of ourselves and what happens to us.
We encourage you to read with your child this summer, but we also encourage you to support your child as they explore what is meaningful to them. When they return to school, they will engage in a celebration of what they chose to experience and what they learned from it.
The state of Connecticut is holding their annual summer challenge, and we encourage everyone to get involved.
But we also encourage you to have experiences with your child - exploring Naugatuck, participating in summer programs, visiting a park or museum, enjoying free concerts on the Green, or checking out the Whittemore Library.
We have provided a few links and ideas to get you started. These starting points are not endorsed by the Naugatuck Board of Education. They do represent local offerings - both free and for a fee - as well as some links to start to explore what the state of Connecticut has to offer as well.
Enjoy all of your summer experiences this year! We can't wait to hear all about them when school opens Aug. 27, 2018!
You can find information on suggested books and forms to participate in the state's challenge by clicking on the picture above. Suggested titles are sorted by grade level.
Students who participate can return their reading logs to their teachers in the fall and receive a certificate celebrating their participation.
The Howard Whittemore Library has passes to Connecticut attractions like the CT Science Center and Mystic Aquarium.
All you need is a library card to check out the pass and gain access to a new experience.
Check out these experiences children can have this summer by clicking on the links below:
- Parks and Recreation programs
- Whittemore Library programs
- YMCA programs
- Naugatuck Youth Services summer drop-in: (203) 720-5673
- Barnes and Noble reading program - earn a free book!
- Things to Do Around Connecticut:
These are just a few of the many events and experiences around Connecticut and not a complete list. All links are for informational purposes only and not an endorsement of any one activity over another.