Summer Learning to Send Home

Summer Learning

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 […]

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Summer Slide

The Summer Slide Resources for Teachers

Students can lose valuable academic skills over the summer. This is referred to as the summer slide. Students slide backwards and actually lose progress. Students who lose the valuable skills often lose skills each summer of their school career, and the loss adds up. The good news is that the summer slide is preventable! One of the biggest ways to prevent the […]

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End of the Year: Teach the Teacher Day

One of my favorite end of the year activities that I did with third graders was Teach the Teacher Day. I usually planned it for one of the last days of school, but not THE last day. Each student gets to teach a lesson of his or her choice. It can be about anything! It was so fun because you […]

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