Teaching Heart's Beach Thematic Unit Put on your sunglasses and grab a lemonade... You will be laying in the shine of your computer and swimming around this page for beach ideas to use in your classroom. You will find beach crafts, beach lessons, beach books, beach activity sheets, and many more beach goodies.
I have found that summer school is an excellent opportunity for teachers to help students practice reading comprehension strategies. The idea for teaching characterization and cause and effect are particularly strong. I believe strongly in the power of #5, as it important to celebrate students' learning at the end of summer school or any summer program.
I find the more positive and enthusiastic I am about teaching summer school, the better the experience is for both me and my students. I love that this article provides useful tips, such as "Be Flexible" and "Make Use of Community Resources", for teachers who want to make the most of the summer school.
Summer school can provide an excellent opportunity for English Language Learners to gain more experiences with learning about and using a second language. I especially like the section about assessments, as it is important to assess students at the very beginning of summer school, in order to maximize their success in a short span of time.
I love this resource for summer school ideas! My favorites are the Mentos and Diet Soda Experiment, I Remember Poems and the Topographic Maps Lesson. The math ideas are all fabulous too-this is definitely a go-to resource for summer school teachers!
I appreciate that this article discusses focusing on less versus more content during summer school. As the author points out, students who are in summer school may have had negative experiences during the school year, which makes this a prime time for building positive relationships and digging into more immersive projects.