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Summer - Teacher Resources

Integrate the study of summer into your classroom curriculum; it's every student's favorite time of year. Summer brings heat, extended daylight, and fun. Topics of study include biomes, habitats, weather, and more. There are activities for every subject: mathematics, science, social studies, and art. We have slideshows of our favorite summer reading picks, math worksheets to keep your students engaged over the break, literature guides for summer-themed books, references about the history of summer Olympic games and school vacations, and more!

We've pulled some of our most valuable summer resources into cross-curricular packets filled with fun summer activities and summer learning guides perfect for preparing for the next school year. Enjoy!

Slideshows

Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Top 10 Olympic Controversies
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)

Printables

Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Summer Herbs to Identify
Summer Vacations
Fact or Opinion
First Grade Summer Math
More Summer Printables

Lesson Plans

Making Sand Art

References

Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
Baseball Parks

Summer Holidays

Father's Day - Teacher Resources
Flag Day – Teacher Resources
Fourth of July – Teacher Resources
Labor Day Resources for Teachers
Memorial Day Teacher Resources

Art Activities

Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
Summer Fun Worksheets
Making Sand Art
Draw a Sand Castle
Circle the Beach Items
Summer Coloring Page
Creating a Shell Cast or Mold
Summer Photography
Beach Day Coloring Page
Beach Day Doodle Page

Math Resources

Summer Vacations
First Grade Summer Math
Fourth Grade Summer Math
Sixth Grade: Over the Break
Second Grade Summer Math
Second Grade: Over the Break
Fourth Grade: Over the Break
More Summer Math Resources

Social Studies Resources

Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
The Summer of the Swans
Summer of My German Soldier
What Makes an Indian Summer?
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
More Summer Social Studies Resources

Reading & Language Arts Resources

Summer Reading Lists
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
The Summer of the Swans
Teaching Guides for Summer Reading
More Summer Reading & Language Arts Resources

Other Seasons

Autumn Teacher Resources
Winter – Teacher Resources
Spring – Teacher Resources
Seasons – Teacher Resources

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Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.