Sunday, May 6, 2018


Here's a sample of a letter you might want to send home to parents along with these summer activities.

Dear ______,         

Lucky me to get to spend this special year with your child!
(Child’s name) has worked hard and has grown in many ways.  One of my favorite memories is (something unique about the child).

I appreciate all the support and encouragement you have given (child’s name) at home.  Behind every great student is a great family!

Saying good-bye is bittersweet.  “Bitter” because I will miss (child’s name), but sweet because I am so proud to have been a part of his/her life!  Please keep in touch because I know the future holds many wonderful things for your child and your family!

Remember to read and laugh every day this summer!

(Teacher’s name)

Have children bring in a plastic or cardboard can from icing, potato chips, or drink
mix. (Avoid tin cans because the edges can be sharp.) Write summer activities
so they can be cut in strips and placed in the can. Let children cover their cans
with paper and decorate with drawings, stickers, or collage materials. Put the
strips of summer fun in the can. Send the can home with a note encouraging the
parents to let their child select a strip each day and do the activity.
Hint! You can also use a plastic sand bucket or seasonal cup for this project.

You can also send home a summer calendar children will enjoy doing with their parents.

Here's a link where you can download the summer activities and calendar.