Preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten summer learning tips.
As a classroom teacher I feel just as much responsibility for my students learning during the summer months as I do during the school year. I want them to have a summer filled with fun in addition to hands-on learning opportunities at home that will review skills we learned in class.
Unfortunately, research shows that children can experience significant learning loss during the summer months. Summer learning loss can be even greater in students who are considered at-risk.
Imagine if an athlete stopped training, he or she would see a significant decline in performance. The human brain is no different; it needs daily exercise to maintain learning. In an attempt to reduce the loss of skills I provide my students with several resources to take home during the summer months.
Summer Learning Resources
- Summer Learning Letter to Parents
- Event Calendars
- Activity Packet
Printable Letter to Parents
Printable Summer Calendars
Summer Activity Packet
- One book purchased with Scholastic Bonus Points
- One set of nursery rhyme pages from Prekinders
- Playdough recipe
- Suggested reading list of books
- Suggested list of websites
I print selected pages from the following three websites and place them in a folder with the resources listed above.
How to Make Your Own Pocket Folders
I make my own folders using construction paper. Each folder requires two 11×18 pieces of construction paper.
Step 1: Fold one piece of construction paper “hamburger style”
Step 2: Fold one piece of construction paper “hot dog style”
Step 3: Insert the paper folded hamburger style into the paper folded hot dog style
Step 4: Attach a cover sheet with glue and laminate the folders
Step 5: Use an Exacto knife to slit open the inside pockets of the folder
Step 6: Place documents inside the folders
More Classroom Management Resources from Pre-K Pages