This 2017 summer learning packet was made for preschool through 8th grade students & their families. It is designed to be given out by the Librarian or the Principal so that families can work together on completing their packets being there are often multiple siblings (or cousins or neighbors) at one school.
Simply the print the pages that apply to your students, copy, and hand out. Generally, you choose whichever cover letter applies to you (make sure you sign it), whichever sites apply to the grade levels in your building, each of the Bingo challenges, and the writing challenges. This means there are a total of 6 pages in the packet. Printing back-to-back makes for an affordable, summer learning challenge.
I’ve found these to be very successful (especially when printed on light-colored paper). The students that choose to participate generally do an exceptional amount of work. The “surprises” or rewards I’ve given out in the past include choices from various tables. I generally have one table of fiction, one table of nonfiction, one table of bookmarks and small posters, and another of writing utensils. The amount of rewards is correlated to the amount of completion and number of students who participated.
Additionally, if you have a school newspaper or other publishing platform. You can set up students with an editor and already have content based on what they wrote over the summer (related to the writing challenges).
The pages include:
A cover letter to be signed by the Librarian
A cover letter to be signed by the Principal
A list of online sites suitable for families of preschool-2nd grade
A list of online sites suitable for families of 3rd-4th grade
A list of online sites suitable for families of 5th-8th grade
Writing challenges for each month
June 2017 Bingo
July 2017 Bingo
August 2017 Bingo
Most of all, have fun and get your students excited about challenging themselves this summer! If you see an error or would like something customized please email me! - firstname.lastname@example.org - You are also welcome to message or email me after purchase for access to the Google Drive document. This way you can edit it to your liking if you so desire.
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