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Scholastic Summer Challenge
A great website with lots of parent tips to help you keep your child reading this summer. You'll also find age-appropriate book lists. Your child will love the book related activities and games.
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading
Click on the "Summer Reading Journal" link to print out a reading log. Read any 8 books and take the completed form to Barnes and Noble to get your FREE book!!
Livonia Public Library
Click on "Children's Services". Here you'll find links to booklists, a book log, book fun, and online magazines. On the children's page, you can also click on the "Interactive Calendar" for a listing of children's programs at the library. Also, don't forget to participate in the library's summer Read-a-Thon for a chance to win great prizes! Find it under "Programs".
Border's Summer Reading Challenge
Follow this link to learn more about Border's Summer Reading Challenge for kids. Read 8 books to earn 50% off of a book of your choice.

Family Field Trips

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Plymouth Historical Museum
This museum has a wonderful collection of Abraham Lincoln artifacts. It also has an old time Main Street with model storefronts from the 1800's.
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Be sure to visit artifacts related to the following people we learn about in first grade: George Washington Abraham Lincoln The Wright Brothers Thomas Edison Rosa Parks
Gerald Eddy Center/Waterloo Rec. Area
The Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, at the Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea, introduces visitors to the fascinating world of geology and to the diverse natural habitats that are found today within Waterloo's 20,000-plus acres. We learn about rocks in first grade, and this is a terrific place to see many interesting samples!
Binder Park Zoo - Battle Creek, MI
A great zoo, about an hour and a half away. You can even feed the giraffes!

Reading

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Starfall
Phonics and comprehension practice.
Poetry 4 Kids
Kid-friendly poems by poet Kenn Nesbitt

Spelling

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Spelling City
A website with games and activities for practicing spelling and word study. You can customize the word lists.

Math

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Cool Math 4 Kids
Fun, interactive math games.
Math Playground
Math games and puzzles, flashcards, online math manipulatives...fun!!
Fun Brain
Math games
Time for Time
Practice telling time on both digital and analog clocks.
U.S. Mint
Money games and cartoons from the U.S. mint.
Online Stopwatch
Several different kinds of timers.