Some summer advice for a less stressful school year

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Early Childhood, General, Secondary.

Summer break. These two words are sweet music to the ears of students and teachers alike. With summer comes the long-awaited, well-deserved break from getting up early, making sure you get to class on time, getting homework done (or, in the shoes of a teacher, getting homework graded and passed back), attending after-school activities, etc…. Read more »

The Winners and Books of the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, General, Homeschool, Intermediate, Language, Middle, Reading, Shopkeepers, Sweepstakes.

With the summer reading season in full swing, we wanted to discover what your favorite summer reading book was. Thus, the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes was born! We felt it would be a great way for you to share your experiences and hopefully find some reading ideas to share with your new class in… Read more »

Three easy ways to encourage reading this summer

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, General, Grade Levels, Language, Middle, Parents, Secondary.

So your hypothetical kid, Emily, just gets home for the first day of summer vacation.  She throws her book bag into the closet, where it will remain for the next three months.  Tennis shoes fly off her feet, and eager hands tear open a fresh bag of chips from the pantry. Once properly equipped, her… Read more »

Keeping skills sharp through the summer months

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Early Childhood, Intermediate, Kindergarten, Math, Middle, Writing.

This special guest post from Sunshine and Lollipops who offers a few ideas on how to keep student’s skills sharp through the summer months so they are ready to learn in the fall. We all know how we wish our students would work during the summer to keep all the skills and strategies that they… Read more »

How far have they slid already?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Parents, Physical Education, Pre-K, Reading.

By now you have probably heard about our Avoid the Summer Slide promotion. We are promoting the wonderful, free teacher-created materials at http://avoidthesummerslide.com to parents who want to help their children avoid learning loss known as the “summer slide.” Feel free to share this great website with your friends, followers and family! We have already shared some creative ideas… Read more »

It’s official – first day of summer!

Posted under Bulletin Board, Holiday, Homeschool, Parents, Shopkeepers.

While many schools have been out for weeks, we can officially declare the start of summer tomorrow. Happy summer solstice from Teachers Notebook! Avoid the Summer Slide Don’t forget about our Avoid the Summer Slide program, which is geared towards parents looking for free educational activities for their children over summer break. http://avoidthesummerslide.com Spread the… Read more »

Learning STEM while having fun all summer long!

Posted under 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Homeschool, Math, Science.

Are you looking for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities for your students for the summer! Look no further than the STEM Summer Activity Calendar brought to you by Vivify! Are you looking for STEM activities, but don’t know where to begin? Does engineering or science seem like a foreign subject? These thoughts often prevent teachers… Read more »

End of the school year!

Posted under Bulletin Board, Shopkeepers.

June is finally here! Teachers everywhere are either done with class, or they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. As you are counting down the days in your classroom and day dreaming about your summer plans, think about how Teachers Notebook can be a resource for you. We’re here to help… Read more »