From July 12 to 29, Lynbrook School District hosted its summer enrichment academy for rising kindergarten through incoming eighth grade students at Lynbrook North Middle School. Fifty-two students registered for the program, and students had the option to participate in one, two or three weeks.
Aligned with the district’s goals, each week centered around a different theme. Week one’s “Game On” theme focused on sports with stories, movement and math and lessons on perseverance. During “Be a World Traveler” on week two, students learned about diversity and how even though everyone is different, there are many ways we are all the same. Students took virtual field trips and learned about different countries as they stamped their passports each day. The final week’s theme, “Be A Buddy,” focused on social-emotional learning, friendships and how to be a good friend. Students collaborated on friendship projects, played interactive math games and went on reading playdates.
“We really wanted to bring in all of our district goals during the summer enrichment academy but in a fun and interactive way,” said program coordinator Allison Curran.