Want to help your students avoid the summer slide without using reams of paper to copy large activity packets? Then this is the resource for you!
This resource is a 7 to 8 page comprehensive summer activity packet that is aligned to 4th Grade Common Core Standards. It is a "forever" resource, which means that you can buy it now and download the updated calendars I post each year at no additional cost!
Note: if you bought this calendar set last year, you can go to your "My Purchases" page to upload the 2016 version.
This resource is appropriate for most students who are currently finishing 4th grade regardless of whether they will be retained in 4th grade next year or promoted to 5th grade. (The only exception would be students who are functioning more than a year below grade level - those students may benefit more from my 3rd or 2nd grade Summer Calendar packs depending on their instructional level). The packet allows students to practice a wide variety of standards using nothing but the contents of the packet, a pack of index cards, and a composition notebook. Some of the activities refer to websites, but most activities don't require internet access to complete.
Each activity packet contains the following:
~ Parent Letter - all you have to do is sign it!
~ Summer Reading Log
~ Two "Helpful Hints" pages with: Suggestions for websites, Directions for how to make some of the math activities, Examples for how to make daily entries into their journals, Common literary terms and their definitions, Reading comprehension questions for fiction and non-fiction texts (roughly aligned to reading levels O through U)
~ Activity calendars for the end of May and all of June, July, and August with 65+ suggestions for ELA and math activities that are aligned to 4th grade Common Core Standards (see date ranges below)
I know different school systems use different dates for their summer break (especially this year since many of our districts experienced an unusual amount of inclement weather). To address this issue, I created 20 different sets of .pdf calendars to cover the date ranges below. All you have to do is pick the date range that most closely matches your district's summer break, then print!
May 25 - August 7
May 25 - August 14
May 25 - August 21
May 25 - August 31
June 1 - August 7
June 1 - August 14
June 1 - August 21
June 1 - August 31
June 8 - August 7
June 8 - August 14
June 8 - August 21
June 8 - August 31
June 15 - August 7
June 15 - August 14
June 15 - August 21
June 15 - August 31
June 22 - August 7
June 22 - August 14
June 22 - August 21
June 22 - August 31
The preview download includes full-page views of the June calendar, the summer reading log, both "helpful hints" pages, and the parent letter. It also includes a list of all the CCS standards that are covered by the calendars.
Extra licenses are discounted to $1.50, so you can afford to share with your grade level :) If you have any questions, feel free to click on the "Product Q & A" tab and ask away!
Note: this is a very large .zip file, so it may take a while to download. You will need to extract the files after you download and save them onto your computer before you can open the .pdf files.
If you want to browse CCSS Summer Calendars for other grade levels or download the summer reading log for free, CLICK HERE