5.18.2015

Keep Your Students Reading This Summer!

As teachers you work so hard to teach your students to read during the school year.  So, of course, you want them to continue reading during the summer! You definitely don't want them to lose anything they have gained during the year and you want them to keep improving during June, July, and August. Here are a few, free ideas to keep your students (or children) reading this summer. 

1. Book Adventure: a fun, FREE way to motivate students to read during the summer. Your students can read books at home, and then log onto BookAdventure.com to take comprehension quizzes. There are hundreds of books to choose from, available on all different reading levels. After successfully completing a comprehension quiz, your students will earn points that they can redeem for neat prizes. Click << here >> to check out Book Adventure!


2. Barnes and Noble Imagination's Destination: will give your students a free book for reading eight books this summer, as long as they keep track of the books read in the journal provided.  Click << here >> to check out the rules and get your free journal!


3. Chuck E. Cheese: your students can earn 10 FREE tokens every time they read 2 weeks in a row. Just fill out the reading calendar below and take it in redeem. (Participating locations only.) Click << here >> to download the Chuck E. Cheese reading calendar! 


4. Scholastic: a free online reading program for you students. Through this program your students can participate in a World Record challenge and earn digital prizes. Click << here >> to check it out!


5. PBS Kids: This website will provide your students and their families with fun, FREE projects, activities and ideas that will promote summer reading. Click << here >> to check it out.



6. Your local library!! Encourage your students to get a library card and use it all summer long! Many local libraries also offer their own summer reading challenge and story times with fun activities. Before the school year is over, you may want to take a field trip to your local library and let your students have a look around.


Another fun way to keep your students reading this summer is with this cute Summer Reading Goal writing activity. Click << here >> to check it out in my TpT shop!

5.12.2015

Dreaming of Summer Writing Activity

Here comes the sunnnn.... do-do-do-doo! You're welcome for getting that song stuck in your head. ;) How many more days do you have until summer vacation? Have you downloaded << this >> free countdown yet? 

If your students are normal, then they are already dreaming about summertime (and you probably are too)! I've created a cute little writing activity that encourages summertime dreamin'! This writing activity will get your students excited about summer (which they really need no help with...) and it will give them an opportunity to share their summer plans with the class. This writing activity is sure to become a special keepsake for your students and their families! Click << here >> to check it out!




5.04.2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale

Teachers work so hard every day (and night)! Too often it can seem like you are under appreciated or taken for granted. I remember those days... rowdy class, upset parent(s), formal observation, and to top it all off... indoor recess! Agh! Despite those bad days, I am here to assure you that you are APPRECIATED! Sometimes it's those little gestures that remind you of your importance. Don't you love it when a student lays a pile of dandelions on your desk? Or when a student runs back into your classroom, after the dismissal bell, just to give you a goodbye hug? Being a teacher really is the best calling and I hope you realize how appreciated and special you really are! And because I appreciate YOU, my entire TpT shop will be on sale May 5th and 6th. Don't forget the code: ThankYou!


This sale is my favorite one of the year! Not just because it's the Teacher Appreciation Sale, but because it's also the perfect time to save on end of the year activities and plan for the upcoming school year. Anyways... Happy Teacher Appreciation Month!!! I hope you have fun shopping on TpT


 
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