Wikipedia's definition of Summer School is: a school, or a program generally sponsored by a school or a school district, that teaches students during the summer vacation.
Smithville Elementary is no exception. Our students are attending due to remediation needs based upon TAKS scores or not earning local credit. However, you wouldn't know it if you entered the classrooms. Students are busily engaged in group activities promoting high level thinking in both Reading and Math. The energy and excitement for learning is much like the BP Oil debacle....unstoppable.
You may find students working on the computer, in small groups reviewing math concepts, or reviewing comprehension skills through an awesome book titled The Secret School. Whichever group you happen to come upon you will definitely find engaged student learning. Students have come ready to grow in their learning and leave pumped and excited about what's to come the next day.
I for one am excited about each student's progress and know they will do great at the end of summer school on May 29th & 30th.