Are you looking for a comprehensive ELA and Math resource that extends learning throughout the summer for your first graders?
This can be sent home at the end of the year with your first graders and keep their skills sharp all summer long!
Teacher friendly: Just print on white or colored paper, add to a folder and send home
Parent friendly: Just look at the calendar and have your child complete the activity...many are short and quick and others involve a bit more thinking to keep that brain sharp over the summer.
Fun for kids: Many different choices of activities that will encourage learning and make it fun over the summer!
We all know how we wish our students would work during the summer to keep all the skills and strategies that they learned all year long sharp. You always have some students who never stop working over the summer and others who never work at all.
This packet is tried and true and my students were excited to get working over the summer to keep skills sharp and move right on into second grade without missing a beat.
Here is an Idea for Use:
I would have the children visit me during the first couple weeks of school and show me the work they completed. I then gave them the Summer Award included in this packet and a special “second grade” school supply.
I usually got the a pencil that said,” Second Graders are Great” or something like that!!
My school also gave summer assignments, but I still sent this home because it was a super way to support our summer program and gave more specific ideas of activities to complete. I staple the calendar into one packet and then the journal with the response pages into another packet and send these home for summer work.
So here’s what is included in this 115 page packet:
♥ 3 months worth of academic activities and ideas to use for everyday during the months of June, July and August with a cute black and white cover. Some are quick and other a little more involved. I usually just sent home July and August since that fit best with our summer vacation.
♥ A Summer Journal cover which can have the following pages:
Writing frames , which include letter writing, making lists, opinion writing, How to writing, narrative writing, poetry and writing facts about a topic plus some blank pages to write about the day.
♥ Reading Response sheets which include retelling, BME, summarizing, evaluating characters, determining important ideas, visualizing, cause and effect, questioning and making connections.
♥ A reading journal to keep track of books read over the summer numbered to 50 with cover if you would like to keep it separate.
♥ Word Work pages which include working with syllabication, long vowel pairs, beginning and ending blends, compound words, singular, plural and glued ending sounds that go along with the calendar activity work.
♥ Simple quick math activities involving time, money place value, adding 10 and more plus some additional pages which include addition, place value and sequencing numbers.
♥ A black and white award as well as a color copy to choose from if you decide to give an award for their summer accomplishments.
Please make sure when running these pages off that you have checked off the box that shows fit to paper size when printing you’re original copy so everything is proportioned.
Also I have taken out a few repeat pages, but you may want them to use in the summer packet. So arrange the pages the way you would like for your students. The pages are not numbered for this reason. Some may seem like they are repeats, but if you LOOK closely, you will notice they are NOT!!
You may also enjoy some of these other summer fun resources...Check them out below!
Summer School Activity PacketSummer Calendar Fun Activity a DayRoll an Activity Summer FunSummer Reading and Writing JournalsSummer Vacation CompanionSummer Charades A Family GameSummer Learning right on the Beach or by the Pool
Have a GREAT SUMMER!!
Here is a blog post about all of these "SUN"sational resources!!
8 Fun and Easy Ideas for Keeping Skills Sharp During the Summer
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