Reading at Home / Practicing Math Skills:
Compton teachers say reading is probably the most important activity you can get your kids to do this summer. If families devote at least 30 minutes of reading per day their children’s skills will improve and they will be more prepared for academic success. It is also important to review math skills learned over the previous school year so that your child is ready for his/her next grade level.
Parents can help students practice their math skills by modeling the importance of math in the real world and encouraging your children to help when you:
•Balance your checkbook
•Estimate the cost of the groceries in your cart
•Determine how much food to buy or make for a party
•Double a recipe or cut a recipe in half
•Figure the cost of lunch at a restaurant (These are only but a few examples of how you could reinforce math skills at home)
The Internet offers parents and their children a world of learning opportunities through fun and educational web sites that promote improved reading, writing, and math skills.
National Geographic Kids
Google Cultural Institute
Educational/Enrichment Day Trips:
Sometimes nothing is more educational than a trip to the museum, a library, or a park where exploration and hands-on activities allow kids to have fun while learning.
Here’s a list of low-cost and free local attractions Compton families can visit:
Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Watts Towers Arts Center
Columbia Memorial Space Center (in Downey)
Grand Performances (free concerts in Downtown LA)
The Broad (free admission except special exhibitions)
Orange County Museum of Art (free admission on Fridays)
Hammer Museum (free admission / Wilshire District)
Free Shakespeare at Griffith Park (At the Old Zoo)
LA Harbor Events