I'm linking up with Valerie at All Students Can Shine for an End of the Year Celebrations Linky!
Every year I do some tried and true activities and I add some new ones.Here’s this years plan (so far):
1. Student journals – I by a set of little journals at the Dollar Tree. I collect foamy stickers for the kids to decorate their journals. I add a pencil and make journal jars with the kids. They are just little containers from the Dollar Tree with a label on top saying Journal Jar and the directions. The students cut up strips of prompts, fold them, and add them to their journal jars for writing over the summer. I even had a parent call one year after the kids were out to tell me her son, who was not really interested in writing, was sitting in his room writing away – a totally fist pump moment!
Ooh, ooh! Added a freebie! Click on the image to grab it!
2. I bought a snow cone making machine a couple years ago, so we make snow cones.
3. Beach Day – the last day is most about containment! We make it a beach day. Kids bring in beach towels and we take books outside to read. I think I bought them sunglasses from the dollar Tree one year.
4. Memory and autograph books. There’s lots of options out there!
5. Over the years, I have put together these crazy summer packets. Each on has a leveled reading list with books families can get at the library, a writing packet, a math packet, and other summer activities. It seems to fill a need for families.
Here are some resources for book lists: