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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

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Top 10 Olympic Controversies
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading for Teachers
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8

Printables

Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Summer Herbs to Identify
Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
Fact or Opinion
Second Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
More Summer Printables

Lesson Plans

Flower and Leaf Press
Making Sand Art

References

Baseball Parks
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)

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
Flower and Leaf Press
Making Sand Art
Draw a Sand Castle
Circle the Beach Items
Creating a Shell Cast or Mold
Summer Photography
Beach Day Coloring Page
Beach Day Doodle Page
Summer Coloring Page

Math Resources

Sixth Grade: Over the Break
Kindergarten Summer Math
First Grade Summer Math
Second Grade: Over the Break
Second Grade Summer Math
Third Grade: Over the Break
Third Grade Summer Math
More Summer Math Resources

Social Studies Resources

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

Reading & Language Arts Resources

Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading for Teachers
Fact or Opinion
Summer Reading Lists
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
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

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.