I'm linking up with Life with Mrs. L for her Stop Summer Sliding Linky Party. What do you do with your students to help prevent that summer slide? Link up below.
My kindergartner brought home a calendar of activities to do during the summer months, and I love this idea. Something short and sweet and "doable" during those busy summer months. I generally send home a note with things for my students to work on over the summer such as reading, writing in a journal, and multiplication facts... but nothing tangible and user friendly.
So I have been busily creating a Summer Bucket List booklet for my students. It's a summer activity booklet to help prevent that summer slide. I'm really excited about it, and am even going to tweak it a bit to use with my 5th grader this summer. This booklet can be used with grades 2-4. There is a calendar for June and July with daily activities. There is also a short activity sheet to complete each day. At the end of this booklet is a certificate that states the student completed their Summer Bucket List. The parent signs it, and the student brings it in to their previous teacher for a small award.
This is what you will find in this unit:
1. parent letter about the booklet2. calendar of activities for June and July
3. Daily activities for students to complete.
Some of the activities include:
Reading ( Monday-Friday students are encouraged to read daily)
Math- fractions, telling time to hour, half hour, and 5 minutes, counting money, shapes, adding and subtracting with regrouping, multiplication
Writing- students will be asked to write about some of their adventures. They will be asked to write poems, recipes, and a sequence of events.
Language arts: correcting punctuation and grammar errors, homophones, synonyms, antonyms, verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs
Additional activities included are:
Bubble blowing contest
Write a poem using sidewalk chalk
Tree identification while hiking
Water balloon fight observation sheet
Make a fruit salad- record ingredients
Make a dessert- record and measure ingredients
Watch a sunset- draw and write about it
Water gun fight- write sequence of events
Weatherperson activity- record the temperatures throughout the day
Paper airplane race- measure distances
Here's a picture preview of the Summer Bucket List:
And.. as a BIG THANK YOU for following my little ole blog.. You can get this for FREE from my TPT store through Friday May 18 at 3pm ( after that it's $3.00). Click on the picture preview above to download it for free. Please leave some love and let me know what you think.
Have a fabulous day!!!
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