No Place Like Home: Demme Learning Day

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.


Spelling You See® is a curriculum produced by Demme Learning and designed to guide students through the developmental stages of spelling. In the phonetic stage, students learn to associate letters and sounds by writing words. In later stages, students learn to spell commonly-used words by copying interesting passages and “chunking” (color-coding) letter combinations. These activities help students commit the correct spellings of words to memory.


Today, have your elementary-aged campers choose one of these two passages to read: Pioneer Children or The Aztecs.


Read the "Pioneer Children" and "Aztecs" passages from Spelling You See.

Both passages focus on the experience of moving to a new home and making a life there. After your camper has read the chosen passage, help him think of a creative way to present the information to the rest of the family, such as:

  • Writing, directing, and presenting a play
  • Performing a dramatic reading of the passage, with props, if desired
  • Creating a slide show for the passage


If you have a younger camper, print out a copy of this activity page.


Print out a copy of this activity page for your younger camper.

Then read the passage to the camper and point out the following words:

  • Pioneer Children: thing, pack, fill, stuck
  • The Aztecs: land, plant, crops, rich


Dictate the words for your camper to write in the letter boxes at the bottom of the activity page. (Note how the shaded boxes help with vowel placement.) Then have your camper draw a picture in the box at the top of the page to illustrate the passage.


No Place Like Home Giveaway


Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTHome or upload them below to enter.



Related Blog Posts

No Place Like Home: Opening Ceremony
No Place Like Home: App Connections
No Place Like Home Closing Campfire


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