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Elementary School Parent Update | July 2010



IN THIS ISSUE: Books and Reading
School Help
Activities

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Dear Parent,

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now open at Universal Orlando, but if you’re not lucky enough to be at Hogwarts this summer, bring a little Hogwarts to you!




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Books and Reading
 
Books and Reading Encourage reading on those lazy summer days with one of these irresistible box sets full of adventure.

• Goosebumps Horrorland
Enjoy spine-tingling adventures at an amusement park unlike any you’ll visit this summer.

• Magic Treehouse
Travel with Jack and Annie as they encounter dinosaurs, knights, mummies, and pirates.

• The Little House Collection
Relive Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood days on the prairie with the first five books in the beloved series.

• A Box of Unfortunate Events
The trouble begins for the Baudelaire children in the first four books of Lemony Snicket’s hilariously gothic series.

 

School Help
 
School Help Follow these tips and activities from our experts to keep healthy learning habits and prevent the summer slide.

• Reading Tips from Librarians
Keep kids reading this summer with help from your local library.

• Reading Habits for Summer
Follow this expert advice to prevent the summer slide in reading.

• Summertime Fun
Learn through play with these activities children can do together.

 

Activities
 
Activities Summer is a great time to look up to the clouds and stars.

• Summer Stargazing
The magical night sky is the perfect playground for your child’s imagination.

• Sky Lights
Bring the stars, clouds, and moon into this sun-catching craft.

• 10 Teachable Moments in Your Backyard
Cloud gazing and weather observation are just a couple of these fun ways to learn outside.

 
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