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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

Fact or Opinion
First Grade Summer Math
My Summer Reading Chart
Fourth Grade Summer Math
Sixth Grade: Over the Break
Second Grade Summer Math
First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
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

Summer Fun Worksheets
Making Sand Art
Draw a Sand Castle
Circle the Beach Items
Beach Day Coloring Page
Beach Day Doodle Page

Math Resources

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
Fifth Grade: Over the Break
More Summer Math Resources

Social Studies Resources

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)
Baseball Parks
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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Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 10/2), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/9-15), Teen Read Week (10/9-15), Columbus Day (10/10), Metric Week (10/10-16), Chemistry Week (10/16-22), Black Poetry Day (10/17), Make a Difference Day (10/22), Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Computer Learning Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Family History Month, Fire Prevention Month, International Dinosaur Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Halloween
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