Our Favorite Reads: Preparing for Summer
Resources for Teachers at the End of the School Year
Welcome to the latest edition of the Stories that Inspired Us newsletter, where we take a look back at some stories that had a strong impact on us and our readers.
This month we’re taking a look at stories to prepare you for the last few days of school and the summer months, whether you’ll spend the next few weeks teaching, learning, resting, or all of the above!
For most schools, the last day of the year is rapidly approaching — and with it, the bittersweet feelings that accompany watching the learners you’ve grown to love over the past year move on to the next step in their journey. In this article, find activities including letter writing, poster-making, art projects, and activities. Download the free resources included in the blog for your classroom!
🌼 Read Fun Activities for the Last Day of School (With Free Worksheets!) here.
“Whether your program is based in a classroom, primarily remote, or following a hybrid model, personalized learning will support your teachers and students in taking on some of the biggest summer learning challenges.”
💡 Read Why Personalized Learning is Key to a Successful Summer School Program here.
By Janis Effner, Former Educator
“As it became clear many of my students spent their summer trying to make it to the start of the next school year, my perspective on summer break changed. My heart became heavy with the worries they carried into the summer and my mind raced with ways to make life better for them.”
☀️ Read What Summer Break Means for Your Students here.
“The summer months naturally provide opportunities for creative, explorative, and flexible instructional activities. Summer learning programs also provide natural avenues for partnerships between schools, local communities, and families.”
🍎 Read How to Make Summer Learning Programs Equitable here.
To add to your time spent reading, listening, and connecting with other educators this summer, we’ve gathered some of our favorite pieces of wisdom from educators in the Art of Teaching Project.
🧑🏫 Read 10 Pieces of Teaching Wisdom To Reflect On This Summer here.