Setting up for Summer School {FREEBIE}

04 June 2015 / Leave a Comment

Doesn't that slide look amazing!?  Many kids will spend their days on a slide like that, but some will have to spend some of their summer attending summer school.

Hello, everyone!  It's Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars here with a new way to think about summer school.

A couple of years ago, my principal and I had a magnificent plan for a new summer school model.  We have always had the traditional 3 week summer school that we found just did not work for many of the students.  We wanted to see progress, and we weren't.

We figured that by  having it two days a week for six weeks we could work with some of the students who struggled over the course of the entire summer.  To top it off, we included 30-45 minute 1:1 or small group tutoring sessions for the students who struggled the most.  This has proven to be helpful over the past two summers, and I hope to see great results again after this summer.

I created the lesson plans for the tutors, so all they do is pick up a packet full of everything they need plus so much more.  Here is what is in it.

The packet the tutor picks up the two day packet ~ leveled with everything in it.

Here is the stuff in it.

The take home book and activity sheet sent home on Wednesdays.

Materials for the tutor and child to use
Here is the lesson plan template I created for the teachers.  You can grab it by clicking {here} or on the picture below.  It is editable, so you can type right into it.

In all of the packets, there are activities and games the kids can play to make the tutoring session more enjoyable.  I made one of the them for the kindergarten packets.  They are some fun summer themed alphabetic order puzzles.  Here is one of them put together.

I also created a fun homophones game and sentences match up for some of the older students.  It is so fun to see the students using my games as they work through the lessons.  You can grab any of those games by clicking on the pictures below.

{freebie in the preview file}

How does your school do summer school?  Do you think this way would work for your students?

Enjoy your summer!  I have already started to enjoy mine!


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