Category Archives: Summer

Top Camping Activities for Kids

Top Camping Activities for Kids | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Here’s a list of fun camping activities for kids! These will help keep kids busy on your family camping trip or a fun backyard camping night. I have included camping activities, crafts, things to do around the campfire, and great camping books to read. I hope these activities will make your camping experience packed full of creativity, laughter, and a whole lot of fun! Happy camping :)

Camping Activities

Capture the Flag

Animal Tracks

Camping Scavenger Hunt For The Kids

Glow-In-The-Dark Baseball

Target Practice Game

How to Play Kick the …

Updated Tpt Resources

Updated Tpt Resources | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Summer is the time where I like to go back and update some of my older Tpt resources! Some of them just need fresh designs with newer clip art and fonts, but most of the time I add even more activities. It’s very time consuming, but it feels so good when I’m done! You can see the before and after images of the covers below. Can you tell I went through a chalkboard phase? :)

My Math Activities With Dice definitely had a face lift! I also …

Summer Goals

Summer Goals | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Here is a list of my summer goals – both for business and personal! If you’ve been around here you’ll know I love my lists. If you’re new, well now you know! This summer goals list is to keep myself accountable, but maybe you’ll like some of these ideas too for yourself. What are your summer goals? :)

Business Goals

Tutoring

  • Summer is usually more of my busy season for tutoring, so I need to make sure I continue to stay organized. I use my google calendar and spread …

Summer Writing Prompts

Summer Writing Prompts | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Try these 25 summer writing prompts to keep kids writing all summer long! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Kids could write these in a summer journal to keep their writing all in one place. Then they can take their journal outside, to the beach, on vacations, or just keep at home for rainy days.

 

1. Write about summer with your five senses.

2. Describe how to make a sand castle.

3. Would you rather have a break from school in the summer, or go to …

Summer Reading Bingo

Summer Reading Bingo | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

This FREE Summer Reading Bingo will help keep reading going all summer long! Throughout the summer months, kids can do any of the reading activities on the Bingo board and then color them in. They can read by a flashlight, on the beach, read 3 books by the same author, read by a tree, and many more! Get five in a row for a Bingo, or try to get the full board!

Included:

• Instructions page
• Bingo board in book design in color and black & white …

End of the Year Activities

End of the Year Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

May is going by so fast! Here is a fun list of end of the year activities to do with your students. Try some minute to win it games, do a countdown with balloons, write an end of the year parent letter, and more. These are great ways to keep learning fun to the very end!

 

1. 20 End of the Year Reflection Questions

2. Year-End Activity: Career Photo Collage

3. Fun End of the School Year Ideas

4. 8 Great Activities for the End of the Year

5. Count …

Summer Reading Activities

Summer Reading Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Try out these summer reading activities to keep kids excited and motivated to read during these summer months! It’s never too late to jump into these activities.

 

1. Go on a library scavenger hunt. Find book titles only starting with a certain letter, or books in a particular category like nature or family. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get familiar with the library and how to find books. Try this library scavenger hunt from What Do We Do All Day.

2. Summer Reading Calendar …

15 Ways To Battle The Summer Slide

15 Ways To Battle The Summer Slide | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

What Is The Summer Slide?

You may have heard about the summer slide, and I don’t mean that fun green one. The summer slide refers to students losing retained information over the summer months due to the lack of practicing skills. In the fall, teachers spend a lot of time reteaching material that has been lost over the summer. I encourage you to do your own research, but here are a few statistics I have found:

  • Most students can lose about 2 months of math skills over the summer …

Summer Math Activities

Summer Math Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Have kids work on math skills all summer long with these Summer Math Activities! If kids aren’t practicing their skills over the summer, they can forget a lot of what they have learned in the school year (this is called the summer slide). This doesn’t mean you have to make kids sit still with a worksheet everyday. Try some creative ways to sneak in math whenever you can!

1. Outdoor Number Line Activity

2. Basketball math – toss the ball back and forth while skip counting, practicing multiplication …

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