In order to keep up my daughter’s skills fresh over spring break and summer vacation, I decided to create some fun folders with all sorts of activities to motivate reading, writing, and arithmetic. These folders can be used at home or on the go. In the post Kindergarten Through Second Grade Readers, I told you about one of the folders: Story Time. This folder includes printable leveled stories to read, write about, and illustrate. The other folders are as follows:
Knock-Knock Jokes—This folder contains knock-knock Jokes that I printed from http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/knock_knock_jokes.htm – For each knock-knock joke she will read the joke to me, then write the meaning of the punch line. For example, one joke ends “Hugo-ing to let me in or what?” And she writes: You going to let me in or what?
Daily Journal—Is a place for her to tell me what she did each day. I have given her sample sentences to copy and fill in the blanks.
Sight Word Journal—She will read ten sight words a day and then choose one word to write a sentence about. You can print recommended sight words here– https://theeducationcafe.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/us-national-reading-vocabulary-words-grades-1-6/
Places I’ve Been—This folder contains lined paper with one photo of my daughter at the top of each page (from different places she has been). For each photo, she writes several sentences about where she went, who she went with, what she did or saw, what she liked or disliked. Then she titles it. In the back of the folder is a pocket for her to keep postcards, maps, brochures about the places she has visited.
Things in a Restaurant—This folder has pages such as: Menu items, Furniture, Other, Names of Restaurants. She writes words on each of those pages, and she can copy words off of menus. The pockets hold paper menus, advertisements, and paper restaurant place mats.
Drawing—One folder has unlined paper for her to draw a picture and write a sentence telling about the picture.
Math—For this folder I collected some ideas from websites such as—http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Math_activities-2_242335_7.pdf –So that she would have some fun math games and activities to play by herself or with a parent or friend.
My goal for my daughter will be for her to spend time daily doing a little math and choosing a couple of reading/writing activities. Some of the math activities are actually really fun games to play that do not include pencil and paper.