Review Booklet

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!


13 comments:

Tenille Bakko said...

I really enjoy following your blog as I also teach 2nd grade. I love the review packet to send with the students to work on over the summer. Great idea!! Thanks

Katherine D said...

I love your "Stepping into 3rd Grade" booklet! I would love one to give my kiddos this summer as they prepare for 4th grade!

Katherine
The Lesson Chef

Angela Kautz said...

I'd love to purchase the Chevron kit but am wondering if I can get the alphabet labels that you use for your alphabet? I noticed it's not in the kit. I'm moving to 2nd grade next year and would love to have the kids make their own alphabet as well. Please let me know before the sell ends!!!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Busy busy days! You and your daughter look so sweet. I love your third grade readiness review book, wow!

Second Grade Stories said...

I had your review booklet on my wishlist the minute it came out! Now having it on sale is exactly what I need! Take time to enjoy the little moments as things get crazy. Even finding one or two small things each day to be thankful for and cherish makes a big difference when the craziness sets in! ~ Lisa

Laura S said...

I hope you come out with one for First Grade before the end of May. I am definitely going to be watching out for it! Hang in there . . . You know the old saying . . . When life send you Lemons . . . . . ;)

Courtney B said...

Oh my goodness Amy! I will be praying for peace for you. That's alot to have going on at one time. Love your review booklet!

Jen said...

I love the idea of having an incentive when they bring it back to you at the start of their new school year! Mostly because it's so encouraging to have them come back and visit you during the beginning of the year! I'll have to come up with something now...thanks dearie!
I also LOVE seeing pics of you and your sweet girl! It brings a smile to my face EVERY time I see her big 'ole smile!
You are a blessing!

My Carolina Classroom said...

I love your review booklet and will most likely be purchasing it. Thank you! Also - I adore your bribes! They will go crazy for those glasses. :)

Kristin
My Carolina Classroom

Nicole from Teaching With Style said...

What a great idea! Adding to my cart now! :)

Stacey Salhus said...

I have a friend that is over in the congo right now. Hope your week is going more smoothly. Love reading your blog and all your great ideas.

laura said...

This is wonderful. I can't wait to buy it. Hoping you have a restful week and enjoy your sweet daughter!

Stacey Salhus said...

I love all your ideas. So many of them are hands on and not just paper pencil. That is probably why I just sent so much on the TPT sale and will probably spend more yet. haha