For six weeks during the summer third graders having fun at reading camp will be learning to read maps and make connections with interesting projects in science and social studies.
80 children are attending a summer reading camp in Aiken County at four different elementary schools so that they they can improve their reading ability before entering fourth grade. In order to do that, they are working on social studies projects, and then will move on to science activities.
The kids are exploring the large schools site, so that they can make a map of the school. While touring, they recorded how anyone could find the art room, cafeteria, outdoor playground, and even the custodian closet. The projects can include research on a state or possibly symbols representing Native Americans.
Tracy Holsenback teaches 4 year olds at East Aiken School of the Arts. She wanted to get more experience in expeanding her teaching focus, helping the summer students and her own. She escorted six fourth graders around Warrenville Elementary as they planned the map.
Aiken County School District;s federal funds director Jeanie Glover commented on the “Read to Succeed” initiative. “Our primary goal is to get kids reading on grade level by the end of their third-grade year,” she said.