I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking towards the end of the school year. I always like to send something home with my students to keep their little minds working over the summer. I have sent home activity calendars in the past, but wanted to make it a little more exciting this year.
I came up with the idea of a Summer Learning Chain using Astrobrights colored paper.
I printed a list of summer activities onto different colors of paper. I used a huge variety of colors including my favorites of Blast-Off Blue, Solar Yellow, and Fireball Fuschia.
Each page has a different activity. This makes it easy to cut and stack the activities for each student.
After they are printed, I can stack up all of the papers and cut the activities into strips using the paper cutter.
After the strips are cut, I will place a stack into a baggie for each student.
The students will be able to take these home on the last day of school. Throughout the summer, they can pull out a strip and complete the activity.
As they complete an activity, they can tape or glue the strip into a circle and create a chain of activities.
Students will be able to see how long they can make their learning chain.
You can easily make up your own activities, but if you would like to download my set of FREEBIE activities, click HERE.
What a fun, and colorful, learning activity for this summer!
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The school year is almost over. This is the time of year when I start to panic. Did I teach them everything I needed to teach? Are they ready for 2nd grade? What if they forget everything over the summer? Add in all of the regular end of the year chaos, and it leads to a lot of sleepless nights 😉
A couple of years ago, I made this summer activity calendar to send home with my students. It has a very quick activity for each day of summer break. I wanted to keep those brains engaged, but still let them be able to enjoy the pure freedom of a childhood summer!
These calendars are perfect for parents to hang on the refrigerator or keep in the car. (Car rides always seem to be the perfect place to sneak in some academic skills. Maybe it’s because the kids are buckled in, and can’t go anywhere. Whatever works right?)
You can download this FREEBIE by clicking HERE or either of the pictures above.
Can you feel summer? It is getting so close. Even though it’s hard to imagine on days where it’s 34 degrees in the morning. Yuck! I need some warm weather.
Even though it may not feel warm yet, I know summer is coming because my firsties are seriously getting some summer fever.
To keep my student’s brains engaged over the summer, I will be sending home this calendar of activities.
Just click on the picture above to download it from TpT. I have included a dated calendar as well as a calendar without dates.
So, can you feel summer yet?