It’s Summer at the DSN

Today marks the beginning of summer at the Discovery Student Network and we’re launching our Summer Series with a week-long study of ART. (Next week’s topic is SPEED!) Make sure your students go home for the summer with their usernames and passwords, so they can access the Summer Series from any computer or device with an internet connection.

Each week from June – August, we’ll launch a new board, built in Board Builder, that will offer resources and activities to keep students busy and interested over the summer. Students can use the Summer Series however and wherever they like: check out a few resources by the pool, sitting next to the fan in the dining room, at the library, or hanging out on the front stoop.

Each day, too, we’ll post the daily activity here. Students who keep track of the weeks they complete can get a certificate at the end of the summer!

Monday is IKR?! (I Know, Right?!) Day and here is the first Monday activity:


A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Did you know that Seurat’s painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (right), isn’t painted with brushstrokes? It’s actually millions of tiny dots. It’s true!

Find out more about Seurat and his pointy paintings on the Summer Series: Art Board.

In the meantime, today’s challenge is to identify a scene in your own life that represents your community… sketch it… and then try to make a drawing or painting in all dots, like Seurat. Warning: this could take all day!


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