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Destination: School

The Learning Mind

Okay, summer is for fun. Swimming, movie-watching, Camp Kinda-ing—however you spent your time, hopefully it left you refreshed after a long school year. But getting back into the school mindset shouldn’t be a drag; there’s plenty to be excited about! Now’s the time to stretch your brain and get ready for the year to come.


Ask About Today

What’s one new thing you’d like to try learning or doing this school year? How are you going to accomplish it?

Skip the Ads

Unfortunately, online videos often start with short advertisements. Remind your campers to click the "Skip" button as soon as they can to move ahead to the video.


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How Your Brain Works

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You learn a lot in a school year. How does your brain hold onto all that learning? Turns out brains are, well, pretty cool. Go inside yours in this episode of SciShow Kids.

Remember: Online videos often start with advertisements. Click "Skip" as soon as you can.


The Power of Yet

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The power of “yet” is what turns statements like, “I don’t know how to do long division” into “I don’t know how to do long division… yet.” It’s the difference between thinking you’re just not good at something and knowing that, with practice, you can do anything. Celebrate the power of yet with this music video!


Take a Readiness Check

This simple online tool from Learning Heroes will help you find out if there are any math or reading skills you might want to practice before school starts.


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Get Your Goals On

You do all kinds of learning in school—not just academic stuff. Between the arts and athletics, socializing with your friends, and communicating with teachers and classmates alike, there are many opportunities to try new things and learn new skills. What’s on your list for this year? What are some new things you’d like to try or learn? Use our template to set yourself some school year goals.