Things to Do In and Around Hobart
Visit the City of Hobart Parks!
Visit Lake County Parks!
Our Brickies are READERS! Learn more about Camp Book It, a summer reading program sponsored by Pizza Hut and earn free personal pan pizzas for your students!
The Summer Market on the Lake is the place to be! Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, children’s craft area, jewelry, handmade crafts, and so much more!
After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment featuring some of the regions best bands, in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 6 pm. Click the link for all the details.
Grab a blanket and head down to Festival Park for movie night with the family! Movies start at dusk. Click the link for the list of showings!
This four-day event features live entertainment, an arts and crafts area, children’s activities, food vendors and beer garden. The Lakefront Festival is also proud to host the Hobart Community Foundation’s Dam Duck Race on Sunday afternoon.
Get creative and construct your boat entirely out of cardboard and duct tape race to the finish line. The boats will be on display beginning at Noon, so come out and take a look at the participant’s hard work!
Start building your boat today! Register online by clicking the link.
Our country is full of dazzling landscapes where you can play and learn. They protect our wildlife and resources. They let us look into the past and protect our history. Keeping them public supports a healthy planet.
Marvel at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars!
These sites belong to all of us - including you.
Every Kid Outdoors was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.
Great Learning Websites
These are activities to ask your child to try on their own or with a little help. Your challenge is to complete at least two activities from each row for the week. An extra challenge is to create your own activities that would apply to each Continuous Learning Skill and complete them.
Please share any examples of the completed challenges to social media tagging @EducateIN.
Watch tutorials, take a course, and get personalized learning at Khan Academy across all subject areas, including test prep! We strongly recommend all learners use Khan Academy over the summer to keep those skills honed and continue learning.
Learn and explore the world from your chromebook. There are tons of fun and educational activities here, so take a walk through the Brain Boosters and take a look at the great games on this site.
Take a look at all of the fun videos and games at PBS Kids. This site makes learning enjoyable! PBS Kids is targetted toward elementary-level students. Parents, also make sure to check out PBS Parents for other great resources for your kids: https://www.pbs.org/parents/
Find great resources for middle and high school students, summer camps, tips for flipping the script on summer learning, hands-on activities for students in grades PreK - 5th, and so much more!
Completely free Math and Science interactive simulations created by the University of Colorado Boulder. Check these out!
Login with Clever
Used in most classrooms – Students use their classroom log-in to access the RAZ kids reading program that has hundreds of interactive, leveled eBooks spanning 29 levels. 400+ eBooks that students can listen to, read, and even record themselves reading!
Login with Clever
Used in most classrooms – Students will log into IXL which is a practice program for reading and math. It offers skill recommendations based on what each student has been practicing in class, so they can grow from where they are.
Freckle through Renaissance Learning
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Used in some classrooms – Freckle is an adaptive practice program based on students’ achievement on the Star assessment they took in their class. It will provide practice for students to be engaged at their instructional level they have been working on within class for math and ELA.
Here's a list of 100 guiding questions that can help you get the most out of this season. Pick a question from the list, or let the ideas here inspire you to fashion your own. Then get busy with your summer of inquiry!
STEM and Maker Ideas
Make: Projects is one of the largest, free sites out there full of creative maker projects and ideas. Go to this site and get inspired! There are thousands of fun and exciting projects that you can do over the summer. Learn while loving what you are doing! There is something for everyone here.
Makezine is another great site and a fantastic place to start learning about the maker movement and what it means. Take a look at all of the great videos and project ideas, and check out their Maker Camp and Learning Labs, too!
Instructables is one of the biggest and most popular maker communities out there. Making, crafting, cooking - it's all part of being a Maker! And you can find it all here on Instructables. Browse through all of the wonderful projects and tutorials and fill your summer with fun and learning!
School’s out! Now what? Make it the best summer yet with these 50 simple science projects to do at home. We’ve searched for the best warm weather projects to provide the perfect antidote to boredom. Start a fun and easy activity or experiment today!
Summer camp programs encourage motivated students ages 12-17 to pursue an interest in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Campers will participate in fun manufacturing and business entrepreneurship activities including competitions and virtual industry tours that will provide valuable experiences to offer greater insight into STEM disciplines and careers.
We're not out of the woods with COVID-19 yet, so online summer camp might be your best bet for summer 2021. Check out these free and affordable virtual summer camps that will keep your kids busy, entertained, and safe.
Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!
Virtual camps and classes offer a wide variety of enrichment to keep kids busy, learning, and having fun -- while practicing safe social distancing.
With summer 2021 quickly approaching there is a great opportunity for families who want to keep their children’s education growing. Virtual summer camps provide a way for children to socialize with others and prevent summer learning loss. Click the link for a list of free online summer camps to keep your child's mind active and continuously expanding their knowledge.
Getting Ready for School
School Supply Lists: Items requested for your students to have the most successful school year.
Summer Packet for incoming 1st Graders: Daily activities for our incoming first graders that focus on essential skills.