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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
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Top 10 Olympic Controversies
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Favorite Summer Activities Slideshow (K-8)

Printables

Summer Crossword Puzzle
Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Third Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Tissue Flower Craft
Sixth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Summer Herbs to Identify
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

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

Math Resources

Fifth Grade Summer Math
Sixth Grade: Over the Break
Fifth Grade: Over the Break
Summer Vacations
Third Grade Summer Math
Fourth Grade Summer Math
Third Grade: Over the Break
More Summer Math Resources

Social Studies Resources

Summer of My German Soldier
The Summer of the Swans
Baseball Parks
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
What Makes an Indian Summer?
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
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)
Teaching Guides for Summer Reading
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
More Summer Reading & Language Arts Resources

Other Seasons

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

Highlights

Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
Do you receive our Special Offers for Teachers newsletter? Each month, we send out FREE resources to all of our subscribers. Our next issue (August 12) features a collection of our best Back-to-School materials—that's right, sign up now and get them for free!

Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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.

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