And just like that, summer is nearly upon us!
Time absolutely flies when you are having fun, peeps.
I have many things I like to send home with the kiddos to help them avoid that backwards slide during the summer. One major thing I emphasize is writing. It’s a great way to ensure the kids are practicing their printing, grammar, phonics application, sight words and of course writing standards like staying on topic, opening and closing sentences, etc.
This year I am sending home an expository writing lesson as well as a narrative one.
My kiddos have worked on these types of lessons every week all year long, so they know exactly what to do. They also know they can expect a craft at the end… so I’ll send home the makings for that, too!
Sensational Summer includes differentiated writing plans so I can send home exactly what each kid needs. I will also include the actual lesson and my sample plan for a couple of kiddos whose parents would prefer to have exact instructions with the work.
The little peeps are obsess with firework displays. This little cutie will help them use their imagination to write about fireworks and a firefly!
Firefly Frank’s Adventure writing lesson includes all of the same writing plans my kids are used to using so they will know exactly what to do. Of course there is the sample and the thorough lesson plan for the parents who would prefer to have it.
If I had more time, I would love to do these in class with my students. But I really think they will enjoy having the opportunity to work on it at their leisure at home, too!
Sending meaningful and engaging work home with your kids for the summer is an awesome way to prevent that backwards slide.