It is May 18th and I cannot believe it!!
We have eleven and a half days left (who’s counting) and then we’ll be on summer break!
Several parents have asked me what they should work on with their child over the summer, what to review, what to focus on, etc. This happens every single year.
Obviously, my first answer is READ. READ READ READ and then READ SOME MORE. And I mean read for ENJOYMENT. I know! It’s such a novel idea! 🙂
My second answer is LET THEM PLAY!! IT’S SUMMER! And I don’t know about you, but it feels like our summer break is getting shorter and shorter. So LET THEM PLAY!
After I say READ and LET THEM PLAY, I STILL get parents who want something TANGIBLE.
Alright, I say.
Okay, I say.
Here you go, I say.
It includes 20 pages of Language Arts Review and 20 pages of Math Review. I used to print out and make packets for the parents, but that’s a lot of paper, a lot of ink, and unless the good copier at work was functioning, I would have to collate the pages and staple it all on my own. GAH.
So guess what I do now that I’m older and wiser?
I just email it to them!! That way, if they’re really serious about working with their child over the summer, they can print it out on their own. And bonus, they can print out the pages that work best for their child, too. Let’s save a tree while we’re at it.
I’ll email the Summer Review for Kinder Kids for my students who still need to work on CVC words, beginning, middle, and ending sounds, beginning blends, sight words, etc.
The math pages include number sense, add and subtract within 5, identifying 2D and 3D shapes, number sequences, ten frames, number sentences, etc.
The Kinder Pack also come in really handy at the BEGINNING of first grade. I often use them as an informal assessment. 🙂
The First Grade pack is more of an overall review of all of the Common Core First Grade standards. I’ll be emailing this pack to the parents whose children are on grade level and just need to review.
It includes working with short and long vowels, digraphs, rhyming, sentence types, writing, subject/verb agreement, antonyms, synonyms, syllables, etc.
The math pages include missing numbers in a sequence (up to 120), 3D Solid Shapes, missing parts, adding and subtraction within 20, telling time, related facts, comparing numbers, place value, graphing and analyzing data, fractions, etc.
Depending on how my year is going, sometimes I use the First Grade pack in May as a review for my whole class!
Emailing ONLY the parents who want it has been a huge time saver on my part, but I’m also addressing their wants so it’s a win win in my book.
Do you send anything home over the summer?
Great solution to email it out! 👏🏽
Hi Looking to receive the Summer Review pack but I keep getting a message that my email address in invalid – this pack looks great – would love to have. thanks Julie
Hi Julie! You can purchase the packs here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Review-for-First-Graders-1262618
Margaret L Cronk says
Kristen, I have bought these 2 packs. HOW do I email this to parents?
Kristan King says
Yup – started this when we were given certain amounts of paper to use each quarter. Seemed like I ran out in 4th quarter so I just sent it via email. Parents love it & even if they don’t it’s okay – I didn’t spend all my time printing instead of cleaning/organizing my room to get ready for summer.