Looking for a festive way to spend time with the kids this 4th of July while sneaking in school skills for summer? Check out these fun, educational activities that will keep the whole family laughing and learning together this independence day! Note: All activities can be modified for different age groups. I worked with a … Continue reading 3 Fun Fourth of July Activities for Kids!
If you were to ask your children what their favorite part of the school year is, I bet they’d say summer. And why wouldn’t they? To them, it’s a time to sleep in, catch up on TV and movies, hang out with friends, and send even more text messages. It’s two months of freedom from … Continue reading Summer Smackdown! How to Kick Summer Gap to the Curb
Many teachers send a letter to their students just before the start of the school year. It’s a great way to introduce the teacher and get students excited about the coming year. How about including a small packet of summer activities with that letter? See a sample letter here. Start by picking out your favorite … Continue reading Summer Packets
Here are some suggestions for continued practice of reading and writing skills during the summer months: Gifts That Promote Reading and Writing Books, both fiction and nonfiction (includes cookbooks, craft books, biographies, etc.) Magazine subscriptions Models that have written directions for assembling Reading Activities Reading newspaper and magazine articles Reading recipes and cooking foods Writing … Continue reading Ideas for Reinforced Learning During the Summer