Summer is finally here!  Woo hoo!  You signed up to teach kindergarten in Summer School or you agreed to tutor them this summer.  The extra money sounds great, but now what are you going to do with these kinders?

1.  Keep it simple!  Find out if the children need remediation or enrichment and plan your lessons from there.  Come up with a flow for each lesson.  Start with a warm up.  Engage the children with a read aloud.  Do a focus lesson.  Provide an opportunity for drill and practice.  End each lesson with a hands on activity like a game or craft.
2.  Don't be afraid to use technology.  Children love their devices!  It does not matter that they are five or six years old.  They have an innate understanding of computers and are very engaged with technology.  Assign Google Slides, Seesaw, or Pear Deck activities.  Sit back as they work.  You do not have to be "ON" the whole time.  

3.  Remember the rule of fifteen.  I always remember that my kinders need to move every fifteen minutes.  It can be as simple as moving to another part of the room.  They can run in place.  They can do funny sounds and movements.  Whatever it is, get them moving!
4.  Have fun!  It is summer after all.  You want the children to be happy and want to spend more time with you.  Summer is a time to catch up or get ahead.  Enjoy it.  Make it a sweet time together.  Try this FREE writing craftivity this summer.  Just copy the pages and you are all set.  

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