OHHH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!! How is it MAY already?!?! This month is THE busiest month of the year for us teachers!!! I’m busy making projects, preparing for graduation, creating gifts and slideshows!!! And, of course, prepping for the Mommy Spa next week!! Ahhhhhhh!!!! I HATE when people say, “only 20 more days to go!!” or “3 more Fridays!!!” That does NOT make me happy!!!! LOL!! I gives me SERIOUS anxiety!!! Don’t get me wrong, I am looking very forward to SUMMER, just like every student and teacher!!! I just don’t like thinking about ALL of the things that I have to get done before that day comes!! LOL!
Well, I have good news!! I can mark one more thing off of my HUGE To-do list!! And, hopefully off of yours as well!! I have completely updated my Kindergarten Summer Homework pack that I made back in 2012!! So, if you bought this some time throughout the years, be sure to go download it again!!!
The activities that I have included on the calendars are all a review of Math, Writing and Literacy skills that we have worked on throughout Kindergarten and are standards based. This 115 page pack is full of skills and jam packed with FUN!!!! Most of the activities in the pack won’t take parents/student more than a few minutes!! So, they can easily fit these valuable review skills into their busy Summer days!!
The pack includes homework calendars for June, July and August!
For many of the skills, there is a response sheet that will be in the child’s Summer Skills Book to give them a place to work out their problem or write their response.
I have also included a letter to parents and 10 first grade sight word lists!!! Along with these lists, I have added sight word flashcards as well! You may want to add these to your pack to give parents a better way to practice with their child, giving their child a better visual of each word…but, the flashcards are completely optional (and you can always suggest to parents to make their own flashcards if you need to save time and paper 🙂
So, I print and bind and staple all of these things and put them into a gallon ziplock bag. That way, parents and students have EVERYTHING they need to practice their 1st grade skills!!!!
This year, I’m also going to add a little sharpened pencil 🙂 Yay, first graders!!! O.K. Maybe I shed a couple of tears buying those pencils!!! Ha! Hardest part of being a K teacher!!!!!! Helping them and watching them grow from babies to little independent people and having to let them go and start over. BUT, it IS THE most rewarding job on the planet!!!!! Can I get an AMEN!?! 🙂