During summer school we arrive at school and exchange our books in our book bins.
We make our choice on a graph. (Great way to take attendance)
Then begin our morning meeting.
We do our morning cards. I also added a blends card, but I use it on my computer and shine it on the SmartBoard.
The children point to the blend and then to the word.
After that we do a word family together.
We break down into our rotation choices. Read to Self, Listen to Reading, or Word Work.
Each day they get a sheet from the folder:
We read the words together. I expect them to read the word of the day with me, but not the other words :}
After each rotation we do a brain break and another mini lesson.
I have 5 different colored dice that we use. They blindly pick a number cube and roll it.
We do whatever it says on the chart. I put the dice we used separate from the others and then we get a variety of choices. The children have to find the color row and then find which square we read.
On Monday's, we do Work on Writing all of our words for that week. We have 5 words.
I have them under line the name with what they should use. :}
After that we have a brief recess. After that they come in and relax on the floor while I read a book to them. It has been a very hot summer!
We discuss our graph- how many on each choice ~ which had more etc.
Then on to math. We used these to start with:
We started the summer with a money booklet then have worked towards writing our numbers from
1-100. We gradually built our stamina by adding ten numbers each day. I do mine under the ELMO.
After that, we practice our take home books. Yes each and every day, I send home a book to read to the parents. I listen to each child read the book to me and give a small star over each word they know automatically. While I am listening to each child read, the others can color their books. We get those books ready to go home and put into their reading bags.
Finally, we gather again to do a math mini lesson and "play" our math game. The students have no idea that they are learning and just think we are having fun- okay so we all know that there is a lot of learning when it comes to playing any game. :}
A favorite is the one HERE. Another is tally marks. I created this sheet and the kids roll a die/ number cube and tally which one they had. We have played this game several times and we are still using the same papers!
After we are done with our math activity, it is time to go home. Lunch is provided at my school during the summer.