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End of Year Survival Kit Countdown for Grades 3-4

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***Kits also available for grades grades 1-2, and grades 5-6.***
Are you thinking, "How in the world am I going to keep these kids entertained for the last two weeks of school...?"  The 10 Days ‘til Summer Survival Kit is the perfect combination of educational activities and projects that will keep students engaged and excited to come to school until that last bell rings for summer break!

We had such amazing feedback from our best seller the  12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom, that we decided to do a similar countdown kit for the last two weeks of school. With these 10 survival kit lesson plans and activities, students will race to school, excited for what each new day has to offer.  This kit will save you from having to figure out what to do with the long, tedious days before summer break.

The kits included are:
Survival Kit 1- Summer Safety Day
Survival Kit 2 -Weather Day
Survival Kit 3- Germ Day
Survival Kit 4- National Parks Day
Survival Kit 5- Aeronautics Day
Survival Kit 6- Game Day
Survival Kit 7- Nature Day
Survival Kit 8- Summer Holidays Day
Survival Kit 9- Water Day
Survival Kit 10- Reflection Day

Each day includes lesson plans, activities, and printables for reading, writing, math, science, art, and additional fun activities that will be sure to fill the entire day. Kits are available for grades grades 1-2, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6. Each kit is similar, but differentiated to accommodate the skills and standards in the grade levels.   

To prepare for the 10 Days Survival Kit you will need some type of container to store each day’s materials.  We purchased 10 gift boxes from Amazon and glued the printable suitcase label on each box. You can also use shirt boxes, gift bags, or plastic bins.

The read-aloud books are not included.  Check out your local and school libraries. These books are just suggestions.  You can also choose your own books that go along with the daily theme.

Detailed Description of Contents:
(Also visit our blog for more details on the 10 Days Before Summer Survival Kit)

Survival Kit 1- Summer Safety Day
•Reading: Safety Text Cards, Read-Aloud, Safety Tips Graphic Organizer
•Writing: Summer Safety Flip Book
•Math: Time for Sunscreen- Intervals of Time
•Science: Sunscreen Exploration
•Art: Sun-melted Recycled Crayons
•Additional Activities: Pool Safety Posters, Sunscreen Commercial, Safety Word Search, Summer Safety Charades

Survival Kit 2 -Weather Day
•Reading: Choose an informational weather book from your classroom library OR Jigsaw activity with included passages
•Writing: Nonfiction Notes (a variety of options are included)
•Math: Unknown Factors- “Guess My Factor” Game and Skill Review Worksheet
•Science: Making Lightning, Making Thunder, Making Rainbows
•Art: Resist Painting
•Additional Activities: Weather Bingo, Sounds of a Thunderstorm

Survival Kit 3- Germ Day
•Reading: The Gist on Germs text, Read-Aloud, Note-taking, and Text Comparison
•Writing: Germ Summary, Handwashing Poster
•Math: Multiplying Germ Growth
•STEM Science: Growing Germs
•Art: Create—a—Germ
•Additional Activities: Spreading Germs, Handwashing Practice, Clean the Classroom

Survival Kit 4- National Parks Day
Reading: National Park Research and Note-taking
•Writing: Postcard
•Math: Fraction Skill Review Worksheets
•Science: Make Your Own Geyser or Volcano
•Art: National Park Tear Art
•Additional Activities: Board Game, National Parks Map Symbol Match, Travel Brochure

Survival Kit 5- Aeronautics Day
•Reading: Read-Aloud and Fact Graphic Organizer
•Writing: Acrostic Poem, Flying Machine Invention
•Math: Geometry Review Worksheets
•STEM Science: Build a Rocket
•Art: Hot Air Balloon
•Additional Activities: Paper Airplane Contest, Aeronautics Memory, and Flight Movie

Survival Kit 6- Game Day
•Reading: Sportsmanship or Sport Read-Aloud and “Lesson Learned” or “Sports” Graphic Organizer
•Writing: “How to” Booklet
•Math: Favorite Sports Graphing
•STEM Science: Trash Basket Toss
•Art: Design a Team Jersey
•Additional Activities: Play a sport as a class, Board games, Tabletop Football

Survival Kit 7- Nature Day
•Reading: Read-Aloud, Text Dependent Questions, and Graphic Organizer
•Writing: Survival Packing List
•Math: Coordinate Plane and Ordered Pairs with Leaves
•Science: Create a Sundial
•Art: Nature Name
•Additional Activities: Scavenger Hunt, Nature Journal, Campfire Songs

Survival Kit 8- Summer Holidays Day
•Reading: Summer Holiday Fact Cards, Note-taking
•Writing: Summer Holidays Tab Book
•Math: Skill Review Worksheet
•Science: Fizzing Fireworks
•Art: Firework Line Drawing
•Additional Activities: Word Scramble, All About Fireworks Research, Paul Revere Tag, Red. White, and Blue Tag

Survival Kit 9- Water Day
•Reading: Water Read-Aloud and Graphic Organizers
•Writing: Water- Fun Factoid Accordion Book
•Math: Measuring Volume
•STEM Science: Filtering Water
•Art: Watercolor Design
•Additional Activities: Water games, Evaporating Handprint, Boat Float

Survival Kit 10- Reflection Day
•Reading: Summer Slump Article, Goal Setting
•Writing: Diamante Poem, Friendly Letter
•Math: Word Problems, Color by Number Review Sheet
•Science: Friendship Ice Cream
•Art: My Part Mural Art
•Additional Activities: Year in Review, Friend Scavenger Hunt

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