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Actor and storyteller, Charles E. Wallace, shares the world of Charlie Parker and bebop music in this week's read-aloud video!

The book features the renowned saxophonist and a taste of the jazz style he pioneered. From this week's performer, you will also learn more about Charlie Parker's story, music, and the meaning of cool cats.

To watch the video, click the images above or CLICK HERE

Sports Galore
5-10 minutes


Do each activity in place for 60 seconds:

1.   Act like a baseball player swinging the bat.

2.   Act like a basketball player shooting the ball.

3.   Act like a hockey player skating as fast as possible.

4.   Act like a football player and practice fast feet.

5.   Act like a professional skier and practice going over jumps.

6.   Act like a tennis player and practice your serve.

7.   Repeat.

Download additional free resources from BOKS to help your kids stay active and have fun this summer. From activities, crafts, and recipes, to yoga and mindfulness, BOKS will have your kids moving & learning each day.

"What happens when you send slime to space? Thanks to the astronauts stationed at the International Space Station, Nickelodeon was able to answer this pressing question, and your kids get to join in their discoveries!"

This free 15-minute virtual field trip takes kids to the International Space Station to learn "how slime reacts to microgravity compared to how water reacts in the same environment." They can also watch as scientists and students back on earth reproduce the slime experiments to further their learning. 

You can find the video HERE, and download a teaching guide with related activities and explanations of scientific terms HERE

Continuing with our outer space themed activities, did you know that you can observe the starry night sky from home - no telescope required? This website serves as a great way to explore space when you can't make it to your local planetarium.

Stellarium is a fun educational tool that allows you to navigate and learn more about celestial bodies in the Milky Way, with all sorts of details about the various stars and planets! You can even have your kids create their own observation logs to keep track of what they see and learn. 

Each of your children have "Super Strengths", or subjects, skills, learning styles, and projects at which they excel. An article from Scholastic on how to "Capture Your Child's Super Strengths" states that as adults, we are often able to focus on activities or work that emphasize our strengths. However:

In don't get to pick and choose their subjects. There's no option to take two art classes and no math...But what they can do is make the most of their strengths, to use their strong skills to improve upon their weak areas.

CLICK HERE to read specific tips on how to identify a "Super Strength" and use it to encourage growth of skills - for application inside the classroom and beyond. 


Thank you for joining us for another week of LearnIN.

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