Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Make Summer School Fun This Year π

Hello teachers ~

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Are you ready to make Summer School FUN?

With the end of the school year upon us, it’s time to start talking about summer school! Summer school doesn’t have to be an extension of the school year, instead, I challenge you to find ways to make summer school FUN! This post features fun resources to help you do just that.

Check them out.π

One of the great things about summer school is the freedom to have a little more fun than you normally would during the school year. Give yourself the permission to enjoy teaching this summer and to give students hands-on learning opportunities. Allow students to learn through play and interaction with the material. I promise it’ll make this year’s summer school one that will be unforgettable.

We know that summer school still requires math and reading to be taught, so what engaging ways can we expose students to that content? Let’s dive into some activities!

Summer School Math Activities:

π« Number Sense - Are you looking for fun and engaging Number Sense Vocabulary games and activities for kindergarten and 1st grade? These number sense games and activities will provide preschool, kindergarten, and 1st-grade students with a fun and engaging way to practice building number sense vocabulary.

Great hands-on math games and activities for essential Number Sense math vocabulary words that build a foundation of math understanding. This is great practice for ELL students!

π« Reading Two-Digit Numbers - Students love game boards! This resource has students reading and writing two-digit numbers while making their way around a gameboard to be the winner! Let students compete while practicing math and literacy at the same time!

π« Addition Vocabulary Activities - Looking for activities to help students practice addition vocabulary terms? This resource has 7 different games for students to play to practice including:

π Match It Up!
π I Know the Word

π Tic Tac Go!

π Word Association

π A Game of 20 Questions

π Concentration

Students will know these terms front and back by the time they finish playing these games! The picture cards included also give students an accompanying visual for each term!

π«Skip Counting by 10s Flipbook - Available by 5s and other numbers here in my flipbook bundle, these skip counting flipbooks give students hands-on practice as they flip through the book and practice counting! Have students do the activity “Inside-Outside Circle” and rotate through reading to different classmates.

π« June Word Wall & Activities - This 47-page resource features 50 summertime vocabulary terms with corresponding activities to allow students to practice using them! Students will practice learning vocabulary and practicing hands-on by playing these games:
πBean Bag Toss
πSlap It
πChant the Wall

π« Tongue Twisters - What kid doesn’t love a good tongue twister? This resource features 30 tongue twisters to help students practice pronunciation and isolate sounds. Featuring a gameboard, students can move their way around the board as they practice these tongue twisters. This is great for all elementary students, especially ELLs.

Extras! Extras!

π« Cross-Content Gameboards - We all know gameboards are a hit, and these are especially versatile for ELL students! This packet contains gameboards for math and literacy, while also containing blank game boards that can be used with any resource! Here are some topics the pre-created boards cover:

π Colors
π Numbers

π Letters

π Fractions

π Counting

π Vehicles

π Animals

Your scientists will have so much fun with this jam-packed ‘Growing Kidney Beans’ unit for science.

This resource is perfect for Summer School! ‘Growing kidney beans’ provides a science-based experiment that gets kids excited to learn. This Science unit teaches basic science concepts, vocabulary, and language.  Perfect for ESL students and all K-5 elementary students, even the youngest of learners.

I hope that summer school this year is fun for you and your students. By tossing the routine, boring learning out the window and putting hands-on activities in front of your students, I believe it’ll be a summer filled with learning and laughter.

Happy Teaching! π