Differentiated summer packet – perfect for the end of 3rd grade and getting ready for 4th grade. There are THREE levels of summer packets in this download. This differentiation option lets you give separate packets to kids who need simplified work, those who are right on grade level, and those who need an extra challenge. Each packet contains 50 days worth of review/practice pages for your students to work on after they leave your third grade classroom. Every activity is aligned to either a math or ELA standard with more practice on the skills that are essential for success when entering 4th grade.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENTIATED?
Within this download, there are three different packets – low, grade level, high. Everything is marked discreetly with symbols so that you know the packet’s level, but your students do not. The “low” packet includes 50 days of math and ELA materials that are more closely aligned to 2nd grade standards and what is found in my 2nd Grade Summer Pack. The grade level packet is 50 days of math and ELA materials and is exactly what you will find in my bestselling 3rd Grade Summer Pack. The “high” packet includes 50 days of math and ELA materials that are more closely aligned to the 4th grade standards and what is found in my 4th Grade Summer Pack. When you pass out your packets at the end of the year, your students will not know that they may have different packets than their peers, but they will have material that has been differentiated to best meet their needs!
WHAT IS IN EACH PACKET?
There are three parts to each packet:
1. TEACHER PAGES – Includes teacher instructions and a reproducible award certificate
2. STUDENT PAGES – Print these pages (double sided recommended) and give to STUDENTS in the last week of school. They will complete these pages over the summer. The student packet includes a motivation chart. After completing a page (and having it checked by an adult), they color in a “sun” picture. When they complete all 50 pages, they return it to you for a special treat.
3. PARENT/GUARDIAN PAGES – Print these pages and give to parents/guardians/older siblings (optional). These pages include instructions, answer keys, and tips for helping the student with each page in the pack. It includes tips such as recommended websites for students who are struggling with specific skills.
This package includes plenty of fun summer-themed work that will keep your students thinking throughout the summer months. Every activity is a MEANINGFUL exercise that reflects the skills needed when entering 4th grade.
1st Grade Summer Packet (end of 1st, before 2nd)
2nd Grade Summer Packet (end of 2nd, before 3rd)
2nd Grade Summer Packet DIFFERENTIATED (end of 2nd, before 3rd) ***NEW***
3rd Grade Summer Packet (end of 3rd, before 4th)
3rd Grade Summer Packet DIFFERENTIATED (end of 3rd, before 4th) ***NEW***
4th Grade Summer Packet (end of 4th, before 5th)
4th Grade Summer Packet DIFFERENTIATED (end of 4th, before 5th) ***NEW***
5th Grade Summer Packet (end of 5th, before 6th)
– Alyssha Swanson
Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain