For the last full month of school (May), I throw homework folders, spelling sentences, and math workbook pages out the window. Instead, I give my students a bound packet of 4 week's worth of "real life" homework. Then during the last week of school in June, we share our collection of family events, real world math, adventures in literature, colorful spelling words, and summaries of the year.
Give this packet out at the beginning of May, collect it at the end of the month (kick back and relax in the mean time), and enjoy the result at the end of the year!
In this packet:
Students will fill out a calendar for the current month.
Then each week they will:
-Write about something special, memorable, or exciting they did.
-Write and draw about a way that they used math in the real world.
-Complete a different reading and recording activity (reading 'outside the book', a book report, a book comparison, and a reading list).
-Practice their list of spelling words.
And finally, summarize the school year in two sentences.
*There are 3 cover choices for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
Here's to a smooth end-of-year!