Are you spending your summer laying by pool sipping a skinny girl margarita and flipping through the latest issue of US weekly? Yea, me neither. While I do hope to sneak in my fair share of pool time, I will be spending my summer hanging out with some hilarious guys. They tell like it is, never pass up the opportunity to laugh at someone’s fart, and know the true meaning of a fine glass of cherry kool aide. Yep, I’ll be hanging with my students in summer school this year. I don’t mind. Summer school is low key. It’s 4 days a week and half days. We take it easy. No complicated schedule. No involved lesson plans. It’s like summer camp version of school.
So what will be doing in our 6 weeks of glory? My class and I need to go to another school for summer school so we are going minimalist mode. Let’s break my class into two groups: the students who are lower functioning working on preacademic, vocational, and communication skills and the students who are higher functioning working on academics.
Students who are Pre-academic
- Popsicle Themed File Folders: We will be rocking these babies all summer.
- June Bingo: These games are perfect for all my kids but are amazing to target seasonal vocabulary and social skills for my lower functioning students. It will be great to have some extra time to play these games this summer.
- Small and easy fine motor work tasks such as:
- Summer Reading Centers: In my summer reading center pack – there are some great activities included for your less academic kiddos, such as these sorting activities. Such cute clipart! Ahhh!
Students who are Academic
- Summer Reading Centers: These are going to be the backbone curriculum of our summer school program. We will be doing the writing activities and playing the literacy games. I am in the process of setting up the centers to be reusable so it will really cut down on our paper use this summer (and the supplies I need to bring).
- Charlotte’s Web: Ambitious summer task – a hard book read aloud. Charlotte’s web is slightly over our reading level but I think will hit perfectly for a read aloud. I have been loving doing read aloud this year. We can working on comprehension, making inferences, conversation skills, literary terms, and vocabulary. I’ll let you know how it goes!
We will also be a doing a weekly craft! Stayed tuned for tomorrow for those ideas! What do you do in summer school?
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