Summer Learning to Send Home
It’s hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close. Now is the time to start thinking about summer learning activities you can send home with your students.
I always struggled with this because, well, summer break is summer break! I don’t want to send anything home that is too school-y or homework-y. Although as a kid, I totally enjoyed the summer homework packets that my teachers would send home! What else would I play school with?!
I wanted to create some resources that would help students avoid the Summer Slide but also be fun and engaging. Many of the activities can be used with the whole family! I have created several summer resources to send home, and each one is different. Read below to decide which one is right for your students.
Click on the title to find each resource in my TpT Store. I also have school-wide licenses available if you are looking for something for your whole school!
These are perfect for your budding scientists. Like Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, students will earn badges for doing different STEM tasks like creating and testing paper airplanes. There is a lab coat for students to glue their badges to. Make a fun school-wide incentive for students who earn 10 badges over the summer.
Students earn passport stamp badges by completing various reading challenges such as “Read to the mirror” or “Read with a sibling.” The challenges are divided up into different categories like who, what, when, where, why, and how. This is a fun way to encourage reading while still giving students a choice of what they read.
These tickets cover all subject areas. They are academic in nature and based on standards, but they are more than a worksheet 😉 For examples, students my search for all of the nouns they can find in their house or locating their state on a map. It is easily differentiated because all levels from K-6 are included, so you can pick and choose which tickets you send home.
These are perfect for a student or family gift. Just print on card stock, cut out, hole punch, and put on a binder ring. The activities are focused on screen-free fun like flying a kite or visiting a park.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about the summer learning resources!