Summer Activities

This activity will be fun to use at the end of the school year or even right at the beginning of the new year. Yes, my school district returns to school at the end of July!

Included in this packet you will get:

  • 10 Long and Short Vowel Anchor Charts- Ocean/Beach Themed
  • 30 Vowel Cards For Students to Sort onto the Anchor Charts
  • 1 Long and Short Vowel Assessment
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Anchor Charts

Ocean Themed Cards


Sorting Cards

Father's Day Ideas

Happy Father's Day!

To celebrate Dad all across the world, check out these cool activities.

The first upload consists of two shape books.
You can choose from a football theme or a mug theme.

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 Booklet printed on brown construction paper and then colored with markers.
Color Title Pages

 Black and White Title Pages

 Inside Pages


Lapbooks! Check Out these Cool Projects!


This is a place value lapbook project you can do with your class. Check out the details on my TPT website.
Here are some pictures of the final product.

Place Value Lapbook for the Common Core Classroom
(NBT.1., NBT.2, NBT3.)

This is a cute lapbook I created that uses really cute clipart purchased from Scrappin Doodle. Please download the preview file to see what the final product will look like.
I have included the following first grade Common Core Standards but I have also included place value pieces for those who teach hundreds as well.

Standards: Common Core Math NBT.1, NBT.2, & NBT.3

Understand place value:

MCC1.NBT.1 Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

MCC1.NBT.2 Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
a. 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones – called a “ten.”
b. The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
c. The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).

MCC1.NBT.3 Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols <, >, and =.

I have included detailed explanations on each of the pages to explain how to incorporate these base ten pieces to create a lapbook. You can also look at the finished product to see what it should look like at the end. I used a file folder and folded it to make three sections. Then I added all the components include to display knowledge of NBT.1 (place value).

This unit was created for a first grade classroom, therefore, the sample only includes ones and tens, but I have included manipulatives up to one hundreds for the upper grades. I have tried to include multiple pieces of each picture so you should have enough and extra to complete this project.

Have fun!

Weather Lapbook Project!
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Weather Lapbook

Front Cover

 Inside Top
inside Bottom with open flaps

Inside bottom with closed flaps

This is a weather lapbook that is full of cute clipart purchased from Scrappin Doodle

Concepts covered in this lap book include the following:

Types of Weather
Extreme Weather conditions
Weather Tools
Predicting Weather
Tracking Weather on A Bar Graph (Monday-Friday)
Temperature (Hot and Cold)
States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, and Gas)
Seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer)

I have created many different foldables to engage the learner. I have also included two foldables where students can write facts they have learned about weather.

This weather project would be perfect for a center, small group, or even for a whole group Science lesson.

All About Magnets Lapbook



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Here is an end of the school year activity your kids will go crazy over!

iLearned iPad Shaped Book


End of the School Year Activities!

End of School Year Luau Themed Activity, Surfboard Glyph, and My Dream Vacation writing planning sheet and paper.

Sample Image Taken at our End of the Year luau Party!

My Dream Vacation Writing Resources

Students can create their own frame to hold their end of the year party picture in!

Summer Freebie!!!!
{Freebie Link}

End of Year Craftivity
Last Take, Movie & Popcorn Party Keepsake
for Students!

This creativity will be great to use on the last day of school. 
Show a movie to your class and provide popcorn. 
While students are watching a movie, take each students' picture. Paste the picture in the middle of the Movie Poster. Students can keep this as a keepsake to remember their school year.
Students can then use the writing page to reflect on what they liked most about their last day of school or even school year. 
This activity can also be done before the last day of school as well.

Check out these cool pictures we took to place inside the picture frames for keepsakes! 
The class and I did some research on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Ca. We went on a virtual field trip using GoogleEarth. It took us to the very from of the Kodak Theatre. This was a really cool experience. Then we found pictures of famous people like Michael Jackson, Shreck, and many other actors, singers, directors, etc. They also had pictures of them with their star for becoming famous. So this sparked an idea! I had
 each student created a silver star using silver glitter and a star template that I drew by hand. Inside the star we drew a circle and the student wrote what they were going to be famous for when they grow up.
Ex: #1 Teacher
I drew a little apple.
Then underneath that, the student drew a symbol to represent what they were going to be famous for.
I had a room mom set-up this background to take pictures of each student and then I printed out copies from CVS. Then we taped the pictures onto the template from my TPT creativity!
My class just loved their last day of school as they were
First Grade Movie Stars!

End of Year Craftivity

Last Take, Movie & Popcorn Party Keepsake
for Students!

Each student took two photos. One standing and then one like this as they imprinted their hands onto their Hollywood star.

{Student Samples}

Keepsakes to Take Home!

Summer Themed End of the School Year 
ELA and Math Packet
Beach Ball Glyph Booklet
Purchase Here! 
Here are some writing resources to help students write about summer or end of the school year ideas.

20 Beautiful Story Starter Cards
Students can choose cards to help them answer (who, what, where, when, why) questions to build a story!

Summer Inspired Math Game & Center

Beach Ball Themed Glyph and Booklet

End of the School Year Apptivity Craft!

This is a fun and engaging book your students can make to recall all the things they learned this school year. Great for end of year writing creativity!


I have pre made title pages for K-5th grade.

There are two pages included with clipart for those who want a quicker project.

I also have a page like the ones before without clipart.

This page is great! You can have your students write about things they learned about this school year. 
There is an option to print each subject area on a page. Students can write 4 things they learned about math, science, social studies, and language arts.

I have included blank pages for other ideas!


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