About this Comprehensive 1st Grade Summer Review Packet
Each activity includes an optional lesson plan that can be utilized to teach the children about the concepts inside the packet. These packets are formatted just like our best-selling Ready To Go Sub Plans. Our lesson plans are always simple enough that anyone, regardless of teaching experience, can use them. (Note: These packets involve generic wording, such as “child” instead of “student”, so they are versatile enough to be used by teachers and parents alike)
We know your kids have a lot of other fun things they want to do this summer as well, so these games and activities pack a powerful punch in a short amount of time.
The entire contents are summer themed, featuring adorable summer graphics, making these activities fun and engaging for kids.
See our summer review packets in action below! (Please note this video shows a small snapshot of ALL of our available grades, pre-K through 5th!)
Please note: Since they are grade level content, we generally recommend purchasing the grade level your children/students have just completed. If you are a parent whose child is above grade level and you want to teach new content, then you may consider purchasing the next grade level.
Each grade level summer learning packet includes (please note a few differences by grade level, noted in the text below):
- Adorable Summer Cover: A cute cover for your child’s summer packet with summer graphics is included so you can slide it into their binder or staple it to the front of their packet. There is a spot for their name, so if you have multiple children, it’ll be easy to set them apart.
- Simple Lesson Plans for the Activities: Not an experienced teacher? No worries. We’ve been writing ready to go lessons that ANYONE can teach for over 5 years now. They are simple enough that anyone can follow them, but real learning is involved. Win-win!
- Daily Math Review: This quick review will go over grade-appropriate math content broken up into five days, so your child can keep their math skills fresh! Do one problem a day if you start at the beginning of the summer- or double up if you start later in the summer.
- Weekly Math Facts Fluency Practice: These include 15-20 problems that the students should be able to solve quickly. This helps them practice their fluency skills. There are 10 of these included in each packet!
- Backwards Story Problem: The students are given an answer and need to come up with a problem that has their answer. Then, they will brainstorm who and what the problem is about, write the problem, and draw a picture. The backward story problem is broken up into five days.
- Reading Lessons to use with ANY Book! There are 5 lesson plans and graphic organizers for 5 reading comprehension strategies. You can switch strategies every 2 weeks, or mix and match however you would like. This lesson can be used over and over with different books each time!
- Comprehension Questions: This page contains some suggested questions you can ask your student to spark conversation about the book(s) you are reading with them so that students can continue their comprehension skills even while they are home.
- Daily Sentence Work: The daily sentence work addresses all core standards in language for each grade level. Students will correct one sentence each day for the duration of the summer (or, if you start mid-summer, you can opt to double up instead!) 10 pages are included with 5 sentences per page.
- Summer Writing Lessons: Writing is a great way for kids to use their imagination over the summer! Students will practice narrative, informative, opinion, poetry, letter writing, and comic book writing! Tons of passages are included… all of which have a summer theme.
- Color by Number & Color by Word: Five color by number and five color by word worksheet is included
- Directed Drawing: Step-by-step “How To” draw art and writing activity! Students will learn to draw something new each week… with a summer theme. This will help students practice their drawing and fine motor skills while also having fun! There are 10 directed drawings included, so your kids can do a new one each week.
- “Ice Cream Party” Language Arts Board Game: This ice cream board game will help your kids review grade level sight words and/or grade level language arts content while having fun! Game board, large dice cutout, game piece cut outs, playing cards, and game rules included. Full color and black and white games included!
- “Mister Sun” Math Board Game: This ice cream board game will help your kids review grade level math concepts while having fun! Game board, large dice cutout, game piece cut outs, playing cards, and game rules included. Full color and black and white games included!
Want all year activities to go with your summer learning? Our At Home Learning Packets complement the summer learning packets perfectly!
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