If the summer slide was a dance move like the electric— the world would be in a better place! Unfortunately, the summer slide occurs when students fail to practice the skills they learned during the school year over their summer vacation. The result most often leads to them returning to school the following year at a lower academic performance level than they were before summer began.

To help prevent the summer slide from happening, Flocabulary has put together some essential educational videos and tunes that your students can play all summer to help them remember key concepts while jamming out to the music. 

Below are two playlists, one for elementary and one for secondary, that students are sure to love for summer learning. The songs hit on key learning objectives for both groups while also exploring the human skills surrounding social and emotional learning that can help make their educational journey even better!

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Top 10 educational videos for students’ summer playlist

Watch the videos below to preview the powerful video lessons Flocabulary has to offer. Remember to sign up for Flocabulary to access all videos.

Elementary summer playlist

  1. Social and emotional learning: Managing Worry video lesson explains what it means to worry and provides several strategies for managing worried feelings, such as deep breathing and thinking positive thoughts. It also encourages students to reach out to trusted adults or friends to help the “What ifs?” go away.
  2. Language arts: Fairy Tales video lesson brings fairy tales from different cultures to life. Students will be able to identify common elements of fairy tales, including magical and enchanted characters, settings in castles or nature, and conflicts between good and evil. They will recount and compare fairy tales and use what they learn in the printable activity to write a fairy tale of their own.
  3. Math: Add & Subtract 10 rap song gives students practice adding to and subtracting from the number 10. The song begins with mnemonics to help students remember math facts. The second half of the song contains practice problems that challenge students to sing out the answer before the video says it.
  4. Science: Fossils are not just bones, and they don’t just come from dinosaurs. In this lesson, students will learn about different types of fossils and how they form. They’ll understand how fossils give us clues about Earth’s past and the specific conditions that are needed for fossils to form.
  5. Social studies: Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. In this lesson, you’ll learn the history of this federal holiday and the traditions and symbols we use to honor fallen soldiers and the sacrifices they’ve made.
  6. Social studies: Juneteenth first became a state holiday in Texas, where enslaved people learned they had been freed on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth is a day to celebrate with friends and family and honor the struggles and joys of formerly enslaved people and their descendants. In this lesson, students will learn the origins and traditions of Juneteenth, a holiday Americans observe every year.
  7. Health and Wellness: Wash Your Hands video lesson teaches students how to properly wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs.
  8. Vocabulary: The Four Seasons includes a combination of tier 1 and tier 2 vocabulary words that students are likely to encounter in academic settings. It teaches the following words: autumn, gust, melt, month, shade, spring, summer, and winter.
  9. Vocabulary: Have Compassion song includes fifth-grade vocabulary words that students are likely to encounter on state tests. It teaches the following words: abuse, compassion, course, dictate, duplicate, feeble, moral, nonchalant, senseless, and taunt. In this song, students will see how hard it can be to stand up for what is right, especially when everyone else is doing something that you know is wrong.
  10. Current Events Week in Rap Jr. videos: Students can listen to the last Week in Rap video for the end of the past school year to catch up on current events. They should be ready to follow up for the first new Week in Rap, kicking off a new school year in August.

Secondary summer playlist

  1. Social and Emotional Learning: Mindfulness & Meditation is a practice and state of mind that involves noticing your thoughts and bodily sensations. Studies have shown that it can help increase focus, manage stress, and avoid conflict. This Flocabulary video offers ways to incorporate mindfulness and meditation in the classroom. The video ends with a short meditation by the artistic-wellness movement Kinetic Vibez.
  2. Language Arts: Hyperbole video help students learn all about this special figure of speech. You’ll see examples of hyperbole in different kinds of writing, including tall tales and advertisements, and you’ll interpret hyperbole in context to understand how it helps writers entertain and persuade.
  3. Math: Math Terms song defines the terms sum, difference, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient, and variable. It also gives students some examples of these terms in action.
  4. Science: Mixtures & Compounds video teaches students to define, identify and categorize types of matter based on their characteristics and composition.
  5. Social Studies: Memorial Day
  6. Social Studies: Juneteenth
  7. Health and Wellness: Wash Your Hands
  8. Vocabulary: Big Up Yourself song includes sixth-grade vocabulary words that students are likely to encounter on state tests. It teaches the following words: dense, deplete, eclipse, eerie, effect, esteem, excel, futile, hazardous, influence, monotonous, prominent, quest, solar, and unique. This song is all about boosting your confidence, and learning the words in it can help students boost theirs!
  9. Vocabulary: Pop, Crackle, and Snap bonus vocabulary song reviews SAT words and helps students learn some new ones. Terms in this song include discomfit, resolute, vermin, ludicrous, felicitous, and more.
  10. Current Events Week in Rap videos: Students can watch the Week in Rap videos they may have missed from the school year to catch up on current events. Teachers can use these current event topics to engage students in conversations about how much changed in the world over the summer and what current events might still be ongoing.

Add these songs to your students’ summer learning playlist

We’re so excited to see you use the educational video lessons with your students! Using Flocabulary for summer learning will help students review the topics they learned throughout the school year. It can also prepare them for the new ones you’ll be teaching. The possibilities are endless!

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