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Keep Students Learning With Summer Review Packets!

Literacy, Math, Routines & Procedures, Science, SEL & Character, Social Studies

Written by: Jess Dalrymple

Teachers and parents are always looking for ways to keep kids learning during the summer months. But there's no need to spend time digging through files or collecting a variety of worksheets. Here's everything you need to make summer review packets your students will LOVE! Find out how to keep the dreaded summer slide at bay by reviewing first or second grade standards in new and creative ways!

By the way… These packets are PERFECT for review at the beginning of the school year too! If that sounds intriguing, we've got even more ideas for early finishers.


What's Included in the Summer Review Packets:

Click on hyperlinked skills to get a closer look at the activities.

1st Grade Packets

MATH

time to half hour
organize data
addition within 20
unknown numbers
subtraction within 20
equal to
missing addends
3 number addition word problems
fractions
mixed addition & subtraction word problems
place value
compare 2-digit numbers
add within 100
10 more & 10 less
subtract multiplies of 10
money value
hundreds chart
related facts
2D shapes

ELA

diphthongs
long & short oo
y as a vowel
contractions
inflectional endings
open syllable words
closed syllable words
commas in a series
homophones
abbreviations
conjunctions
alliteration
onomotopoeia
formal vs informal
parts of speech
fantasy vs realism
similes
author's purpose
story elements
compare & contrast
interpret graphs & charts
nonfiction text features
cause & effect
summarize
narrative writing
revising & editing
research report
how-to writing

Science, SS, Art, SEL

weather
insects
United States symbols
community
color by number
father's day art
positivity
creating calm
courage

2nd Grade Packets

MATH

counting money
bar graphs
measurement
fractions
partitioning shapes
3D shapes
addition to 1000
subtraction to 1000
word problems
telling time to 5 minutes
place value to 1000
skip counting
place value
add/sub fluency
logic

ELA

past tense verbs
nouns/verbs/adjectives
irregular plurals
multisyllabic words
similes
subject-verb agreement
synonyms/ antonyms
homophones
diphthongs
author's purpose
main idea
reading comprehension
compare & contrast
5 finger summary
fiction book report
capitalization
ending punctuation
poetry
informative writing
opinion writing
procedural writing
narrative writing
writing

Science, SS, Art, SEL

mammals
life cycles
wants vs needs
geography
color by number
grid drawing
pop art
self control
self confidence
kindness


Math Activities

Let's take a look at some of our favorite pages to review essential math concepts!

Shapes

Shape identification has never been cuter with this adorable summer mystery picture. You get the confidence that they know their 2D and 3D shapes, and they get the fun of solving this summer puzzle.

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Addition

Next, your students will love reviewing two and three digit addition problems. Why? Because the fun just begins once the problems are solved! They will either follow the maze to their next equation… or match and glue a shark!

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Word Problems

Word problems are always tricky and getting your students to review them can be tough! With our fun underwater and pool party word problems, your students will have so much fun they won't even realize they're learning!

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Find even more ways to supply math resources at home in the summer months.

Art Activities

These Mandala color by numbers are a great way to recall symmetry. Plus they might be a different form of coloring for kids too!

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ELA Activities

From grammar, to writing, and reading too, we have all you need in this summer review packet!

Syllables

We know that practicing those syllables is so important when it comes to phonemic awareness. These fun review sheets for syllables will have your students grabbing their scissors and glue in a hurry.

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Similes

Similes are a great way to put a smile on your face! This quick simile sheet not only is a great review, but has your students thinking through these adjectives as they figure out the best fit for these fun sentences!

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Compare & Contrast

When your students have sped through their work or are sitting on their couch in the summer we are always hoping they might grab some nonfiction text. Now you know that they will when they have our finisher packet! Students will compare and contrast their two favorite sea animals in this Venn Diagram. They'll be swimming through some great facts and wonderful text evidence practice!

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Science and Social Studies Activities

Of course, we don't want to forget about our science and social studies standards! You'll find activities to address skills from our environment, the life cycle of a sea turtle, and even mammals!

Science

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Social Studies

You can find this cute wants vs. needs sheet that will even help remind your students about their social studies lesson.

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3 Ways to Use Summer Review Packets

  1. As the summer looms ahead we are always crossing our fingers hoping that all they learned doesn't slip away! Send this packet home at the end of the year so you know that their learning isn't stopping as they step out those doors!
  2. These worksheets are wonderful for early finishers any time of the year! Have your students store these in a folder or create spiral-bound books. Also, keep them in the classroom where they can easily access them. This way, when a student has finished that assessment, project, or center you know they are never sitting with nothing to do! These activities are great to take as a grade or even extra credit. Some teachers offer a fun treat or prize as incentive for those who complete their packet.
  3. This packet is also great for those end-of-the-year centers. Use this packet in a station where they can go and review all they have learned! You can feel confident they can do this independently as you work with your learners who need your help!
As the summer looms ahead we are always crossing our fingers hoping that all our students learned doesn't slip away! Send this summer review packet home at the end of the year so you know that their learning isn't stopping as they step out your classroom doors!

With a quick print, copy, and go your students will be ready for some review and practice as we enter into the summer season. No more fretting that no standard is left unpracticed!

2 Comments

  1. Damarin

    Do you have anything for 3rd grade?

    Reply
    • Jess

      Hello Damarin, I’m sorry, but we only have early finisher activities for 1st grade and 2nd grade at this time. Thanks for your interest!

      Reply

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