Rising 1st Grade Summer Learning
This summer, perhaps more than any other, our children need time to decompress.
We hope your child gets to spend a lot of time outdoors, explore lots of adventures, swim, go on picnics, and enjoy nature hikes.
We hope your child gets to do house chores and help out with day to day activities (washing dishes, sweeping the floor, tidying up, setting the table). We hope your child gets to cook and enjoy helping prepare simple recipes, making lemonade, smoothies, squeezing oranges for juice, using the juice maker to taste fresh apple juice.
We hope you enjoy lots of downtime and field trips and walks and hikes and bike rides with your child. We hope you have time to talk and walk and laugh together.
For about 30 minutes each day, we hope your child engages in any of the following:
- Continue to read on a regular basis. Read physical books if you have them. Read ebooks and with online apps such as: RAZ kids; Starfall Reading (See resource link below)
- Continue to be read to (books with a higher vocabulary and up to their listening level which is higher than their reading level). Audio books are also great for this.
Visit your public library! Virtually or in person – resource links below
Keep a journal and continue to write books over the summer:
- Practice writing their full name
- Practice writing lowercase letters
- Write about something they have done
- Make up stories and write books
- Write a how-to book, teaching someone how to do something
- Write posters to help change the world!
- For Summer Writing Bingo click HERE
- Board games, card games, and dice games
- Write numbers using correct numeral formation without reversals
- Solve addition and subtraction word problems when walking or driving around.
- For Summer 2020 Math Calendar click HERE.
Keep your child connected to and aware of God’s love. Click HERE for faith formation aids.
- Read-Aloud Bible Stories Volume 1 by Ella K. Lindvall and H. Kent Puckett
- Psalms for Young Children by Marie-Helene Delval
- Book of Saints by Amy Welborn
Suggestions for Skills related Summer Fun
|Activities to improve fine motor skills:
|Activities to increase knowledge of letters of the alphabet names:
|Activities to increase knowledge of letter sounds: