Summer Learning

Kids need downtime in the summer.  They need time to explore and discover and play.  But we also don't want them to lose their academic skills!

One solution is a summer learning journal.  Kids can write (or draw) a sentence or two about what they did and learned each day of the summer.  It's a diary for them to remember all of the fun they had, while at the same time helping them keep their writing skills sharp.  

They can write about: 
-a fun activity they did
-something new they tried
-what books they read
-ideas they have
-a great word they heard or saw
-somewhere they visited

Here's a free printable summer journal page (from one of my summer learning packs). 

As long as it's engaging and student-centered, the kids are going to be motivated to complete it! 

Happy (Summer) Teaching!!

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