"Summer presents a unique and essential opportunity to provide children with fun, engaging learning experiences something every child deserves."(Afterschool Alliance, 2010)
Addressing the summer learning gap
All children experience learning losses if they do not engage in summer learning opportunities. Studies dating back to 1906 find that all children score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do when it begins.
This short packet can help prevent your students from losing learning momentum. This packet has easy to complete activities that will allow children to take a well-earned break but also continue to learn and grow throughout the summer.
This packet can be sent home on the last day of school and returned on the first week back to school.
A brief note to parents explaining the importance of summer learning
Writing ideas list
A summer story template
Addition flash cards
Vocabulary word collection space
I hope this gives you just enough to send home without being too over the top during summer. Have a great summer!
Hope you like it. I feel like it is just enough, but not too much. Some think it isn't enough, but it is hard for me to make extensive packets for summer. Kids still need to be kids. Playing outside, going on family trips, and summer camp develops thinking skills that large amounts of summer homework does not. So hope you enjoy!
Sorry you are disappointed. The goal for this packet is for kids to continue to have momentum in learning, yet be a kid. Summers are shorter and shorter. The pressure of being a student is intense. I want them to continue learning, but maybe learn by doing and observing, and most importantly during the summer- playing. If you would like I can provide you with something else if you are interested. You can email me at email@example.com.