Take-home summer learning kit and Kindergarten summer homework!

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!  Hopefully the end of the school year is in sight for you – just 4 more days for us!

I wanted to share something I’ve given to my kids for the past several years at the end of the school year – a take-home activity box.  All I do is go to a local pizzeria and ask for 25 empty, unused pizza boxes (I’ve found the medium size to be best).  They’ve never made me pay for them – it’s free advertising for them, really.  Then I fill the boxes with summer learning activities, books, and extra school supplies.  Here’s a photo of mine this year (they’re not quite done yet):

The reason I use a pizza box is because it’s sturdy and I figure there’s less of a chance of it being misplaced over the summer.  The parents always love it!
If you are a kindergarten teacher and are looking for an activity packet to send home with your kiddos for the summer, click HERE for 100+ pages of summer learning activities!  Even if you don’t send all of the pages home, this Kindergarten summer homework pack will also give you review activities for the last few days of school.  Happy almost summer!
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Summer Homework Packet Finished!

Today is my last day of spring break 🙁  But I do feel like summer will be here before we know it!  At the end of every school year, I end up throwing together some random worksheets and activities for my kindergarteners to work on over the summer.  This year I decided it would be a MUCH better idea plan ahead!  So I created this 110 page summer homework pack designed for kindergarteners who will be entering first grade next year:

The pack has math and literacy worksheets, activities, and games.  There’s a good mix of activities, so kids won’t get bored.  Here are some examples:

Literacy topics include:  letter formation, letter sounds, short vowels, long vowels, consonant blends, consonant digraphs, sight words, reading, and writing.

Math topics include:  number formation, counting, addition, subtraction, number comparison, shapes, and skip counting.

The directions in the packet are SUPER parent-friendly!

Sample page of directions for parents

The vast majority of the materials require no preparation or extra supplies – your kiddos will just need to have pencils, crayons, and scissors at home to use.  There’s one book to assemble (you could even do this before sending the pack home), and then some cards to cut out for games the children can play with their families.

If you’re a parent or teacher looking to minimize loss of learning during the summer, this pack is definitely for you!  Click here to grab it:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Homework-Pack-for-Rising-First-Graders-who-have-completed-kindergarten.

AND here’s a free pair of number comparison worksheets to download!  Just click on either one of the images to download the 2 sheets.  Enjoy!!