Summer Learning
Learning doesn’t end when summer begins! What will you learn about this summer?

Today’s Activities


Bored? No more! Need ideas to get your creativity flowing? How about these suggestions from Kimberlie Ballard, a Twain Harte Brave!

Math calendar

Sharpen your math skills this summer and get ready for 6th grade with this math packet of weekly activities.


Keep up with your interests over the summer.  Here are some science activities and some art projects you can try this summer.  

Reading a good book is a great way to spend some time during the hot summer months.  You can keep track of your reading passport like this one.  

And don’t forget to check back at ELO over the summer to explore new lessons and activities

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Fail Forward

Fail Forward

Today's ActivitiesDiscuss this picture with an adult at home.  What do you think it means?  Why do you think the illustrator chose an iceberg to represent success? Lookup any of the words under the water, labeled “What People Don’t See,” that you don’t know in a...

Field Day!

Field Day!

Today's ActivitiesWatch “Miss Nelson Has a Field Day” and fill out this story map to describe the plot elements.First, draw a large chalk 10 by 10 grid on the blacktop or sidewalk. Mark the numbers 1 through 10 along the top and down the left side. Get beanbags (or...

Native American Regions of the U.S.

Native American Regions of the U.S.

Today's ActivitiesRead this informational chart about different Native American groups by region.  Choose two you find interesting, and compare and contrast them. How are they alike? How are they different? Read more about Native Americans here.Native American homes...