Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sizzling with Free Summer Reading Resources and Activities

Here in Tallahassee school ends on May 31st. I've put together some great ideas and free resources to help stop the "Summer Slide" for your kids and their parents. We all know how important it is to keep our kids reading and writing all summer long so I have put together a few for you to check out.

At the local level parents should check out their library for their summer reading programs for elementary students. I know I always signed my kids up each summer. Usually there is a theme and books related to the theme as well as fun activities each week.

Scholastic has a wonderful  on line reading program with printables that you can check out and register for by clicking on the picture below.
You might also want to check out Reading Rockets which has a wonderful list of activities and websites with free reading and writing activities as well as great tips and ideas for parents about other summer activities to do with your kids. You can check it out by clicking on the picture below.
I found several Free Summer Reading Programs listed that you can access for different reading levels which you can check out by clicking on the image below.
 Education.com has a 10 week fun program to help kids beat the summer slide. There are lots of fun literacy activities for each of the 10 weeks and all you have to do is register. It's free. To find out more you can click on the picture below.
I just revised my Hooray for Summer Literacy Activities for Grade 1-2 that you may want to check out.
There are 8 different literacy activities to include a Summer Word Sort, Summer Noun Sort, Summer Word Syllable Sort, Summer Compound Word Match and Writing Activity, Making and Writing Sentences about Summer and a few more fun activities. When you download the Preview you will get this free activity.
How about another literacy freebie?  This free packet includes 2 Summer Phrases that students can make words and then write sentences using a few of the words they made. It would make a fun end of the year activity! It can be done in pairs or individually as a time activity, literacy activity or contest.
If you would like to download your free activity packet just click on the image below.
I have lots of educational Pinterest boards for you to check out by clicking HERE. Hope you will follow me on Pinterest. 
Here is my most popular one you might want to follow.
You may also want to check out some of my other blog posts about summer for some great free activities and resources. Just click HERE.

Thanks for making a difference for all the students in your classroom this last year. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation and take some time for yourself.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a Gift

It is hard to believe that there are only 4 weeks left of school here in Tallahassee. For the past 4 months I have been a volunteer tutor for 3 Korean 4th grade girls who speak very little English. I have so enjoyed teaching them but being back in the classroom has given me a whole new perspective of what it's like to be a teacher with all the new Common Core Standards and new Assessments. This year "Teacher Appreciation Week" has a whole new meaning. So I decided to make one of my products FREE starting today and during the TpT Teacher Appreciation Sale: May 5th and 6th. Everything in my store will be 20% off but don't forget to use the Promo Code: THANK YOU at check out to get 28% off your whole purchase. It's a great time to stock up on Back to School items! Just click on the image below to check out my store for great Poetry, Summer, Memorial Day, and Back to School items! You can earn additional TpT Credits when you leave Feedback on paid items so this is a good time to do that as well!
My Special "Thank You" Gift to all of you who make a difference for students each and everyday and follow and view my blog, TpT store, Pinterest Boards, and Facebook is my Back to School Literacy Activities Packet. Just click on the image below to get your free packet.
I appreciate each and every one of you! I hope you will consider following me and would love your feedback. Have a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week.

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