Oh.mi.word, y'all. Let me be a little dramatic here for a moment. I move into a new house in 6 days. I go to Washington DC in 3 days for an adoption meeting. Easter is in 5 days. My computer DIED yesterday. I can't even tell you how crazy things are right now. Needless to say, I barely have time to breathe, let alone think straight. This time of year is just a whirlwind. Plain and Simple. It's a good thing I have this cutie... reminds me of how blessed I am even when I think I am stressed. Life could be much harder, that's for sure!
So, to make things a little less hectic, I started working on an end-of-the-year project a couple of weeks ago. I want to send my kids off from 2nd grade as ready as possible... and let's face it, summer regression gets the best of us every.single.year.
Here's my plan... review skills through station work as much as possible while I still have my kiddos... Target guided reading instruction to make it as meaningful as can be, and send my kiddos home with summer review booklets!
I will get two uses out of THESE booklets...
1. We will use a portion of it at the end of 2nd grade DURING school.
2. I will send home the other portion to be done DURING the summer.
Can I force my kiddos to complete it when they are away from me? No! But, I can do a lot of encouraging and offer some incentives for those that bring it to me when they make it to 3rd grade! I'm hoping that the silly glasses and bright pencil will help it seem fun :))
I love that this booklet is formatted as half-pages... it saves a lot of paper, especially when you copy it 2-sided!
The Review Booklet includes activities for Reading, Grammar, and Math. It doesn't cover every little thing that we did throughout the year, but I did try to focus on the important skills. And in my opinion, any extra practice will help! I am hoping to make a version that can be used with my incoming 2nd graders as well... so stay tuned!