Summer School So Far!

Well, I survived the first two days of summer school! Phew!

I always forget how awful the first day of school is. I kinda, sorta regretted teaching summer school half way through the first day! Ha! But today went much, much better! My kiddos are adorable and we're having so much fun!

My first class is incoming first graders who also happen to be English learners. They are very sweet, but some of them are literally in America for summer and then go back home! I am very impressed with their English language skills and how well they fit in. I would never be so comfortable if I were in their position! We're working a lot on building language skills while having fun :) Yesterday we made the adorable heart flags from my *bestie* {Mrs. Cupcake} and today we added writing to it. I had my kiddos write three sentences about the fourth of July, which they happened to know quite a lot about! I also made some differentiated papers for my students who have very little English skills. I really don't want summer school to be frustrating!
 {aaaand I just realized that I had my kids glue the blue part incorrectly...whoops!! hahaha}

You can download the writing paper {here} if you'd like!
Frame by Delicious Scraps
Fonts by DJ Inkers and Fonts 4 Teachers

The next few days were going to be working on summer vocabulary using this adorable summer words book from the awesome Laura Martin!

My afternoon class is a jump start to kindergarten. I needed a littler reminder of how to teach 4 year olds, but it's all good now ;) We've been working on writing our letters and numbers and singing lots of songs! So fun! I've been working on some awesome color songs with DeAnne which I'm hoping to share with you all soon!

So far we've studied the letters A and B! We practiced writing them using this amazing resource from Lacey Yates.
And made these cutie little bee crafts!

 We've also been practicing numbers with this little bundle of awesomeness from Fran Kramer

And I made a little make shift calendar wall since I am using another teacher's class for summer school. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out!
You can purchase the green polka dot calendar cards at my TpT store.

I'm looking forward to a relaxing day tomorrow. Happy 4th of July everyone!!
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  1. I LOVE your new blog design!!! And the flag hearts are too precious!!!! <3

  2. You've been a busy busy girl!! And you gave me a shout out---Thanks! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  3. Love the new look! Your hearts turned out precious.

  4. I love your new design! Yellow & gray has always been my favorite combination!! Last summer I taught summer school and I told myself never again!! LOL!!! Hang in there :)

    Color Me Kinder

  5. I caved in and accepted a position to teach a migrant summer school starting this Friday. I have a 5th grade class that is on a 2nd grade level. 5th graders! I'm a little terrified!:) But its only 3 weeks, I can handle that right?

  6. Your new blog design is ADORABLE and I love the little crafts you made: the red, white, and blue hearts & bumble bee are too cute! Thanks for sharing!


  7. My heart and hat and world goes out to you for teaching in July. You must have a shining halo. You are making it look like FUN! :) Your blog is SO adorable. It makes me happy. I may just move in.
    Happy Fourth of July!

  8. Thank you for sharing these great ideas! You always complete such cute stuff with your students.

    Primary Reading Party

  9. Hadar, Thank you so much for sharing my booklet! I'm truly honored! Looks like your kiddos are having a great time in summer school! Happy Fourth!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  10. Your new blog design is so cute Hadar! You are a Saint for teaching summer school. Love your lil' bees.

    Have a great day off and Happy 4th!

    Christy & Tammy

  11. Love your new blog design!

    Love you!

  12. VERY cute! But I am glad my summer school is done. I am ready to do nothing for a month before I go back. :P

    Ms. M

  13. Yay!! Thanks for the shout bestie ;) Love how they turned out!! Even if the blue is on wrong hehehe
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  14. Your crafties look great. You earn a gold medal for teaching summer school!!

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  16. Wow!! Thanks for the shout out on Handwriting Galore!!!
    ADORABLE crafties too! :)
    Wild about Teaching!

  17. I could never teach summer school. Good for you girly! I love the 4th of July crafty!

  18. I have 4 more days of summer school left-I'm counting down. I enjoy teaching different kids and getting that experience, but we work straight through the day-even eat lunch with them-so it's been a looonngggg few weeks! :)


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  21. I know you are making learning so much fun for your summer school kiddos and bless you for teaching it!

    Heather's Heart