Summer Blast - Getting Ready for Fourth Grade
Blast away summer learning loss and prepare students for fourth grade with the engaging cross-curricular activities and parental support tools in this standards-based resource.
Excite and energize students in the summer months with 9 weeks of fun, theme-based units focusing on key skills and objectives from third grade and the beginning of fourth grade. Full-color student practice pages bring 27 language arts, 27 mathematics, and 27 critical and creative thinking activities to life while supporting content learning in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and art. With critical-thinking puzzles and a theme-based art activity for each unit, students will develop important 21st century skills.
Including a Parent Handbook for Today's College and Career Readiness Standards, this resource also addresses key features and shifts of today's standards which prepares parents to help their child successfully navigate Common Core and other state standards. Additionally, parents are provided with easy-to-implement family activities that foster everyday learning, including:
- what to do during common family field trips
- website-based science labs with online procedures and ideas
- top 5 lists of books to read aloud, games to play in the car, and recommended educational websites and apps
Parents will like the easy-to-use structure of this book, and learners will be excited to complete the activities on their own and with their families.
Make sure your child is ready for the coming school year with this review series. Practice key skills in language arts and math (grammar, reading comprehension, writing, math facts and word problems). These activities offer variety and aren't just done "inside the workbook." Using art activities, games, discussions, puzzles, as well as traditional workbook exercises, your child will practice critical and creative thinking as well as collaborative skills. Books provide 9 weeks of grade-level preparation with each week's activities clearly identified at the beginning of each section. I love the provided 7-page bonus section of tips and teaching suggestion lists: necessary grade-level skills, family activities, field trips, car games, family-friendly websites and read-alouds. Appendixes include answers and college readiness standards for math and language arts. You'll also find grade-appropriate flashcards and game components to cut out and use. Note: select the rising grade level for your child. From Shell Education, these are producible for classroom use only, 128 pp, sc. ~ Ruth