18 May 2014

Summer is Comin'

Can you believe it's almost the end of the school year?! This year has gone by super fast for me while homeschooling the kids and having a new baby. While we will definitely slow the pace down a little this summer, I have to keep my sanity by having some sort of structure to my day with the kids. So, I've been doing some research to find great books, crafts, and other ideas to keep us learning and having fun this summer! Check out some of the things I've found!
 
Painting outside with ice cubes made of colored water!
 3 Easy Summer Crafts for Toddlers - Our Family World
 Super simple bird feeders using toilet paper or paper towel rolls, peanut butter, and bird seed!
 Sugar and Grace breaks this classic, easy birdfeeder down: TP rolls covered with PB and rolled in birdseed. Place roll over branch, await birds. (Remember to keep feeding birds once you start!)
Cute and healthy snack!
Fun summer snack.
Not quite as healthy....but sooo cute!!
Watermelon-krispie-treats
This is a really cool summer reading Bucket List!
Summer Reading Bucket List
 
Speaking of bucket lists - here is a cute freebie to make your own summer bucket list!
 
FREE Summer Bucket List Glyph and Writing activity End of
 

 I have also teamed up with Educents with some instant downloads for you! It includes printables, centers, games, science investigations, close reads, and much more!  It's a mixture of reading, math, and science to keep the kids working hard through the summer and to get them ready for first grade!

http://www.educents.com/kinder-summer-learning-bundle.html#mrsthompsonstreasures

I have 2 products included in this bundle! Your kids will love this emergent reader about ocean animals! There is a bright colorful copy, student b&w copy to color, cut, and staple together, and vocabulary cards included! 

http://www.educents.com/kinder-summer-learning-bundle.html#mrsthompsonstreasures

 
These 120 chart mystery pictures are my kids' favorite! They will practice following directions and recognizing numbers all while having a blast discovering the mystery pictures!

http://www.educents.com/kinder-summer-learning-bundle.html#mrsthompsonstreasures
 
For a limited time it is $14.99 from Educents which is about 70% off!  
14 instant downloads with over 400 pages of materials perfect for your recent kinder graduates (or your struggling first graders or advance preschoolers of course too!)

http://www.educents.com/kinder-summer-learning-bundle.html#mrsthompsonstreasures
 

You can also take peek at some of the other products included in the bundle at any of the links below!
Have fun teaching everyone!