Welcome to summer break! Are you enjoying summertime BBQs, vacations, and lingering over lemonade with a good book? I hope so. As a teacher, I also know that you are already thinking and planning for the coming school year!
I have a list of go-to resources that can help reduce your summer prep time. These resources will help you meet the challenges of fitting everything into the school day, as well as providing meaningful educational experiences for your students.
How to Plan Your School Year: This is a great resource for new teachers, or those who are looking for classroom management and planning ideas.
Monthly Theme Pockets: A teacher resource for each month of the year featuring 3 thematic “pocket” books of content and hands-on learning that students create and themselves. Students end up with a portfolio-like book of their learning about a particular topic. Choose the Monthly Theme Pockets books that have your favorite topics, and you are ready when the time is right!
Daily Practice series: Each “Daily” contains short chunks of 10-15 minutes of daily practice. “Dailies” are available in a number of different subjects in a range of grade levels, including language arts, math, science, and geography. Each “Daily” is a lifesaver for providing practice and content when time is short but the need is there.
Art for All Seasons: This teacher resource contains child-friendly art projects for every season that integrate with your curriculum.
TeacherFileBox: Consider a subscription to this huge library of Evan-Moor learning resources—all resources and all grades available for download to you for a small monthly fee. This option is great for those who need resources for differentiated instruction and a variety of topics and themes. You can even search by your favorite Evan-Moor titles. You can download pages or project pages, as you need them throughout the year. Visit this TeacherFileBox Pinterest board for a brochure, videos, and sample lessons.
Adding a few strategic resources to your collection can make a big difference in meeting the needs of your students. You will also have peace of mind knowing that you are prepared for anything the moment that you need it. Best wishes for a relaxing summer and a great school year ahead!
Marti Beeck started her career in education as a parent volunteer in her three children’s classrooms. Her many years of teaching experience, including adult school, intervention, and the primary classroom, was inspired by her background in brain-based learning. After working for four years as an editor in educational publishing, Marti currently works as a freelance writer and content developer.