Summer Program 2024

The school year may have ended, but your School on Wheels tutoring sessions can keep on rolling! Summer is the perfect time to provide positive mentorship and shrink the gaps in your student’s learning while serving as a consistent support system.  

If students do not practice academic skills over the summer, they lose some of what they have recently learned. This is known as the “summer slide”. With Summer Fun on Wheels, you can help your students use the summer to advance instead!

Our Summer Fun on Wheels program is designed to provide you with activities using a combination of social and emotional learning (SEL) and traditional academics like English Language Arts. Activity packets are designed to be completed in three sessions and adaptable to all grade levels! 

To navigate the program follow these steps:

Step 1: During your next tutoring session, spend time together exploring the 7 social and emotional traits and accompanying activities to choose the one you will want to work on together.

Step 2: Fill out the enrollment form to choose your SEL trait. 

Step 3: Check your email for a message from SEL@schoolonwheels.org with a link to your packet of activities. 

Step 4: Complete the activities over your next 3 tutoring sessions.

Step 5: After completing the activities, fill out the summer completion form for your student to earn their $25 Amazon gift card!

    Register for the Summer Fun on Wheels Information Session on June 17th
    or come back here for the recording.

    Are you experienced in our SEL traits? The two new traits are Community and Creativity!

    Curiosity

    Curiosity is the desire to learn. It is an eagerness to explore, discover and figure things out. Choose this trait if you are ready to grow and explore! 

    Historical Figure Fact Sheet Project
    Let your curiosity take you back in time to meet a historical figure!

    What’s going on?
    Sometimes the curious path leads you to experience the unexpected!

    Curious Future
    You never know what the future will bring, but it’s fun to imagine!

    Gratitude

    Gratitude doesn’t just mean saying thank you. Are you ready to experience the positive effects of feeling and expressing gratitude?

    The Hunt for Gratitude
    It’s time to look for moments of gratitude in everyday things!

    Ripples of Gratitude
    Get ready to influence the world with your feelings of gratitude!

    Gratitude for Self
    Are you grateful that you’re you? We are!

    Growth Mindset

    People with a growth mindset understand that we learn through hard work and help from others. Ready to view challenges with enthusiasm? This is the packet for you!

    My Strengths
    Name your strengths and identify new ones! 

    Making New Connections
    Introduce your neurons to each other!

    Train Your Brain
    Your brain is a muscle – get ready to exercise!

    Kindness & Happiness

    Being kind can make you happy and when you are feeling happy you are more kind! This packet will help you explore what happiness and kindness mean to you. 

    All About My Favorite . . . 
    Get ready – it’s time for the student to become the tutor!

    Random Acts of Kindness
    Bring happiness to others through random acts of kindness!

    Day of Self-Kindness & Happiness
    If you had one day to only do things that made you happy, what would you do?

    Perseverance

    Perseverance is continuing with something even when it is challenging or when we don’t succeed right away. Choose this packet if you’re ready for a challenge!

    Let’s Brainstorm!
    Writing starts when an author has an idea. Ready to be the author? 

    Let’s Write!
    Continue the writing process IN REVERSE!

    Let’s Edit!
    When you persevere through a challenge, the reward is a great story worth sharing!

    Community

    Being kind can make you happy and when you are feeling happy you are more kind! This packet will help you explore what happiness and kindness mean to you. 

    All About My Favorite . . . 
    Get ready – it’s time for the student to become the tutor!

    Random Acts of Kindness
    Bring happiness to others through random acts of kindness!

    Day of Self-Kindness & Happiness
    If you had one day to only do things that made you happy, what would you do?

    Creativity

    Perseverance is continuing with something even when it is challenging or when we don’t succeed right away. Choose this packet if you’re ready for a challenge!

    Let’s Brainstorm!
    Writing starts when an author has an idea. Ready to be the author? 

    Let’s Write!
    Continue the writing process IN REVERSE!

    Let’s Edit!
    When you persevere through a challenge, the reward is a great story worth sharing!

    Enrollment Form

    Additional Resources

    School on Wheels is excited to offer your student access to a free e-book library called myON! Through myON, students have access to thousands of digital books to read during and outside of your tutoring sessions. Wherever your student chooses to take a digital reading adventure — to the ocean, the mountains, deep into the forest, out into space, back to the past, or ahead to the future — they are sure to find a book on myON to guide them. 

    Please sign your student up for a free account (links below).  After we process your request, you will receive an email with further instructions. 

    Sign up using the link that corresponds to your student’s grade: 

    Kinder through 4th grade

    5th through 8th grade

    High School

    Visit this link to the Los Angeles Public Library to sign up for their Summer Reading Challenges!

    Celebrate all that your student has accomplished this school year by gifting them new books for summer reading fun! We will mail the books to your student for them to keep!

    • For students in kindergarten, we have a set of 3 beginning reading books ready to ship!
    • For students in first grade and up during the 2022-2023 school year, we have compiled a list of available books with a link to the book description. During a tutoring session, take some time to choose 2 book titles together. Please do not choose for your student. 

    If your student would like to participate, please click here to fill out the form.