Since we are heading into the summer, we know that many times our students experience a loss of skills during the break. I like to call this the Summer Skills Slip. They are busy enjoying vacation with family and friends and don't want to think about math or reading. Our hope as teachers is that we can get them to do some things over the summer that will help kids retain some of the skills they learn during the year.
At home, parents can do some fun activities that help support these skills. In fact, they can be done with items they find all around the house. There are many activities that support language arts, math and even science skills. To help reinforce math skills how about sharing the following activity with parents?
Tape up paper plates next to the pantry or on the pantry door. On each paper plate, post a set of problem solving questions that your child must solve.
For Example the picture above has the following plates:
Paper Plate #2 – Find three of your favorite items. Look at their calories. Put them in order of greatest to least calories.
Paper Plate #3 – Pick one box of cereal. How much sugar is in two servings of cereal? If you ate the cereal each morning for one week, how much fiber would you get?
•Cover Page with Parent Letter
•Math Interactive Activities and Games
•Language Arts Interactive Activities and Games
•Summer Reading Suggestions and Ideas
•Reading Logs for June, July, August
•Travel Games for Riding in the Car/Plane/Train/etc.
•Summer Writing Journal Ideas
•My Summer Vacation Writing Prompt Page
•Vacation Maze (two versions-easy and more difficult)
•Fun in the Sun Crossword (two versions-easy and more difficult)
•Summer Word Search (two versions-easy and more difficult)
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