I whipped up this interactive and low-prep Common Core-aligned summer choice board for my class because I wanted something that would encourage my kids to practice their academic skills but also get outside into the real world and PLAY!
There are four difference choices in five different academic areas - reading, writing, math, science/social studies and technology. Each choice is real-world applicable, can be completed regardless of resources/income and is generally cross-curricular. The packet includes a color and black/white cover page, choice board, rubric, directions sheet and journal pages for each of the prompts.
Some sample choices:
Reading: Swap a book with a friend. Ask them to tell you what they liked about that book. Once you’ve read the book write in your journal – did you agree with their opinion? Why or why not?
Math: Go shopping with your parents. Set a budget for the trip and use a calculator to add up what you’ve spent to make sure you come in under budget!
Writing: Use the haiku form (five syllable, seven syllables, then five more syllables) to write two poems about something you’ve seen outside this summer. Focus on making a picture in the reader’s mind.
Science: Go outside to the same spot at the following times, and draw your shadow. 8:00 a.m., noon, 8:00 p.m. Draw a picture of what your shadow looks like at each of these times. What makes these changes happen?