*****Full Disclosure: there's nothing on this page for you to download - I posted this just to let some of my newer followers know about a renewable product I've had in my store for several years now and have recently updated:) If you've purchased these calendars in the past and need this year's version, just go to your "My Purchases" page to download the updated calendars.
Help your students avoid the summer slide WITHOUT using reams of paper to copy large activity packets! This link connects to six different summer activity calendar resources (one each for grades K-5):
CCSS Summer Activity Calendars
Each calendar set consists of 8-10 pages (depending on the grade level) - each set contains approximately 65 math and ELA activity suggestions that are directly aligned to Common Core standards. Each resource 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. A few of the activities reference websites, but most activities don't require internet access to complete - perfect for students who have limited resources at home!
***************Frequently Asked Questions**************
What types of academic skills do these calendars cover?
The calendars have one activity each day. If today's activity addresses ELA standard(s), then tomorrow's activity will be a math activity. The activities alternate each day between ELA and Math. If you'd like to see specific examples of the calendar activities, use the link above to access a specific grade level, then download the preview. The previews for each grade level include full page examples of the parent letter, "helpful hints" pages, and the full June calendar for that grade level.
My school gets out in June and goes back in the middle of August. How will the custom date ranges accommodate that?
I understand different school systems use different dates for their summer break, so I created 16 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! Here are this year's date ranges:
May 25 - August 7
May 25 - August 14
May 25 - August 21
May 25 - August 38
June 1 - August 7
June 1 - August 14
June 1 - August 21
June 1 - August 28
June 8 - August 7
June 8 - August 14
June 8 - August 21
June 8 - August 28
June 15 - August 7
June 15 - August 14
June 15 - August 21
June 15 - August 28
Are the calendars for each grade level for children who are repeating that grade, children who are moving on to the next grade, or both?
Both. The activities in each grade level's calendars are aligned to CCSS standards for the grade level listed. Therefore, students who use the calendars will be practicing skills they learned this past school year. Children who will repeat the same grade next year will have a chance to work on some of the skills they didn't master this past school year. Children who will go on to the next grade will be able to maintain the academic skills they learned this year so they will be ready for the next grade's curriculum content when school starts.
What about students who are functioning well below or well above their current grade level?
Kids who are functioning one grade level below or above their current grade will probably be fine with the calendar set that corresponds to their current grade. Children who are functioning more than 2 grade levels above or below their current grade may need calendars from a different grade level. You can use the link near the top of this page to explore other grade levels - the preview downloads for each grade level include the full calendar for June, so you'll be able to get a good idea of what types of activities are included for that grade level. The calendars are not marked with the grade level they correspond to, so students will not know if they are given calendars for a different grade level than the calendars their classmates were given. My advise is to use the data you've gathered for each student this school year to make an educated guess about what grade level(s) they may need.
Will I have to buy this resource again next year? This resource is a bit pricey as compared to other summer calendar products available on TpT, and I want to make sure I'm getting my money's worth.
I totally get that! I have been updating these calendars each year at no additional charge, so buyers only have to purchase them once. (The price also reflects the fact that this resource includes 65 rigorous activities that are crammed into four pages to reduce the amount of copies you'd have to make for each student). To access the updated calendars each year, all you have to do next year is wait for the e-mail indicating they've been updated then go to your "My Purchases" page and download the updated file. I intend to continue to update this resource (free of charge) each and every year for as long as I am a seller on TpT.
Can we use these calendars for all students at my school?
Certainly! All you have to do is purchase an extra license for each classroom or homeroom teacher at your school (i.e. 1 licence for each classroom). You wouldn't need to purchase licences for your art, music, & EC resource teachers because their students would be covered under their homeroom teacher's license. Extra licenses are usually 50% off the regular product price (which would be $2.25 for each grade level's calendar), but I understand that school budgets get REALLY tight at the end of the school year. I've discounted extra licenses for each grade level's calendar to $1.50, and extra licenses for the K-5 bundle are $5.00 (which covers 1 teacher in each grade from K-5). The following link details how to use a purchase order to buy resources (with multiple licences, if needed): How to Make a School Purchase Order on TpT