Hello darlings! I don’t know about you, but I am always concerned with the learning loss that occurs between grade levels every summer. Year after year, our new kiddos come to us reading at least one level lower than the previous year, and somehow that is normal and acceptable. We work too hard with our kiddos for them to regress and not retain their learning!
Because my students are the ones making it, they take ownership and they don’t just toss it as soon as they leave for summer! I tell kiddos that if they bring it back completed the next year, they will earn a special treat from me. While I would like to report that all of my kiddos brought it back last year, I was please that I did get 12 students who completed it. I am going for a larger number this year.
I will also be starting a Summer Camp Success Wall in my room to hang up pics of the kiddos who completed it and allow them to sign the wall. Hopefully this will be another motivator as well.
Detailed directions with pictures
Reading Journal with suggested activities and sentence starters
Writing Journal with optional prompts
Camp Workout Game: incorporation multiplication and physical activity
Hike the Hills Game: multiplication strategy game “spotting animals”
Spinner Game: includes 3 different multiplication/division game options