Summer Learning Guides for Grades K-6: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Make sure that your incoming students are prepared for the new school year with these packets of fun activities and skill-builders. Each activity has been selected to draw on prior knowledge and is a sneak peek of what they will learn in the next grade. Each packet includes summer reading suggestions, tips for cold and flu prevention, worksheets for improving grade-appropriate math and spelling skills, critical thinking activities for each subject, and other activities to enjoy and learn from over the summer.
- Kindergarten Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Print off this guide of fun and educational activities that will help prepare your students over the summer for the kindergarten school year. Included is a list of books that will make great summer reads, reading and language arts activities, math skill-builders, general classroom advice including tips for avoiding the spread of germs, science worksheets, and more!
- First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Print off this guide of fun and educational activities that will help prepare your students over the summer for the first-grade school year. Included you'll find book suggestions for improving reading skills, grammar worksheets, lessons for community involvement, counting and measurement activities, and more!
- Second Grade Summer Learning Guides: Get Ready for Back-to-School
This printable guide of fun and educational activities will help prepare your students over the summer for the second-grade school year. There are suggestions for books to enjoy over the summer, reading and language arts skill-builders, arithmetic and money-counting worksheets, and general classroom advice such as an elementary supply list.
- Third Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
This printable guide of fun and educational activities will prepare your students during the summer for the third-grade school year. The packet includes a list of suggestions for summer reading, worksheets for building math skills, geography and history lessons, art-based science activities, and more!
- Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guides: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Print this guide of fun and educational activities to help prepare your students during the summer for the fourth-grade school year. Included in the packet are suggestions for summer reading, practice alphabetizing, journal topics, a worksheet for building a family tree, technology skill-building lessons, and more!
- Fifth Grade Summer Learning Guides: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Print this guide of fun and educational activities to help prepare students during the summer for the fifth-grade school year. The packet includes practice with analogies, suggestions for summer reading, a "test" for becoming an American citizen, lessons on the U.S. Constitution, a worksheet comparing fractions, decimals, and percents, and more!
- Sixth Grade Summer Learning Guides: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Prepare students for the sixth-grade school year with this guide of fun and educational activities for summer learning. Included in this packet is a list of suggestions for books to read over the summer, geography skill-builders, genetics worksheets, measurement activities, creative writing lessons, and more!
Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
Tornadoes in Oklahoma
May is Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month! Don't overlook this opportunity to study and enjoy activities about the history and culture of Asian-Pacific American communities.
The recent rash of tornadoes in Oklahoma
, which killed at least two dozen people, may have your students wondering why such natural disasters occur, how they may be affected by them, and what they can do to help. Use these resources to teach the geography of Oklahoma and the Southwestern United States, to explain tornadoes, and to discuss the resulting crises with your class.
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May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/23-29) and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.
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