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Summer Learning: Current Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade Students


  • Monday-Thursday, June 26–July 20, 2023
    • No school on Fridays

    • No school Tuesday, July 4, 2023

  • Learning hours: 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Location: James K. Polk Elementary School 
  • 5000 Polk Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304

*This location will service current K-4 students from Ferdinand T. Day, James K. Polk, Patrick Henry, Samuel Tucker, William Ramsay and John Adams Elementary School non-dual language students. 

Location: Mount Vernon Community School
  • 2601 Commonwealth Ave. Alexandria, VA 22305

*This location will service current K-4 students from Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly, Douglas MacArthur, George Mason, Jefferson Houston, Lyles Crouch and Naomi L. Brooks elementary schools.


Summer Learning Curriculum for Current K-4 Students

  • We are very excited to be using a fun and inventive program this year for summer learning. Students will focus on STEM learning using the Camp Invention curriculum. Students will gain confidence and perseverance, build their STEM skills and improve their reading skills through collaborative, creative, problem-solving activities. English Language support will be provided within the program. Students will participate in the following Camp Invention Modules:
  • Catching Air: As children build their own mini skate park with ramps, bowls and rails, they take an exciting ride through physics, design engineering and art! Campers personalize their mini skateboards, create DIY skateboard riders and design awesome skate park features. Then it’s time to grind the rails of innovation as they kickflip their way through each other’s one-of-a-kind Skate Parks!

  • Mimic Bot: Children investigate the inner workings of their own MimicBot — a robot that mimics sounds — and transform it into a one-of-a-kind animatronic stuffie! They find inspiration in nature, get hands-on with design and use the power of intellectual property to protect their stuffie from the idea-stealing Copy Cat. Then campers take their stuffie home to keep creating and innovating!

  • Fair Games Math: Fair Games provides children with an interactive, hands-on exploration of applied mathematics and design engineering concepts inspired by many of the inventions from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees. In Fair Games, children are introduced to the concepts of measurement, number operations, geometry, and algebraic thinking through carnival games. They are challenged to modify, design, and build their own renditions of these fun-filled games people will want to play over and over again!

Alongside the Camp Inventions STEM learning curriculum, students will have daily time to grow as readers throughout the summer. Teachers will immerse students in fun, interactive, read-alouds and hands-on phonics skills instruction with Really Great Reading’s summer curriculum. Summer libraries will engage students in reading and discussing high-interest texts with their friends. Students will have rich opportunities to read, think, and talk about books all summer long!