Well that is a wrap on the 2018-2019 school year! I had such an amazing group of kindies this year and they will always hold a special place in my heart.
We had a different structure at the end of this school year. Even after the kiddos left, I had one more week of “wrap-up” and then a curriculum planning week. So it feels really good to finally be officially on SUMMER BREAK!
I can never get over how empty my classroom looks and feels when I leave. It kinda breaks my heart each time.
This summer I plan to relax and recharge! Laying by the pool, playing with my kiddos and date nights with my hubby are all in my summer plans. Then at the beginning of August I am off to Disney World to celebrate my 40th birthday!
At the end of every school year, my parents always ask me how their “soon to be first grader” should spend the summer preparing for first grade. Usually my answer is the same… be outside! Run, jump, play, skin your knees and learn from the outdoors. I also encourage each student to keep a journal of their summer adventures. Just an easy spiral notebook where they can draw and write about anything from visiting the zoo to a big thunderstorm.
This year I decided to send home an easy reference sheet to help parents with some fun academic and life skills practice to work on over the summer. To download this resource for free, just click on the picture. You can also head over to the “Literacy and Theme” resource page and look under “Summer”.
I plan to be creating and uploading new, free resources for all you amazing teachers again this summer. I would love to hear in the comments things you are looking for to help in your classroom!