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Summer is upon us once again, and families are beginning to plan for their children's days without a school schedule. Days filled with family, friends, freedom and laughter are in students' heads as they say goodbye to another school year. However, a nonacademic summer can cause students at every grade level to digress two to three months in their academic skills. Half an hour to an hour set aside daily can help students close learning gaps and perform at higher levels during the upcoming school year. Summer is an ideal time for students to strengthen their academic skills while still having plenty of time left over for summer activities.

Fun Ways to Keep Learning

  1. Grow a garden
  2. Write about family adventures
  3. Build a bird feeder or other crafts
  4. Volunteer
  5. Turn a zoo visit into a treasure hunt
  6. Photo album- Take photos and have students write a silly caption
  7. Keep a journal or diary
  8. Nature Walks
  9. Have your child plan an outing
  10. Cook together

Fun Websites

  1. Visit a museum- http://www.si.edu/kids
  2. Free audio Books- https://www.speakaboos.com/
  3. Book lists- http://www.scholastic.com/summer/pdfs/2013/SCBookList2013_FULL.pdf
  4. Play Together- http://www.ilovelibraries.org/parents/play-together
  5. Cool Math Games- http://www.coolmath-games.com/
  6. Math Live- http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html
  7. Fun Math- http://www.education.com/activity/math/
  8. Daily Reading Ideas-http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2014/05/summer-reading-calendar-free-printables.html
  9. Summer Break Packet for Early Learners-http://www.schoolisahappyplace.blogspot.com/2015/05/summer-ready-keeping-it-together-during.html
  10. Reading and Math- http://www.abcya.com/


Have a great summer!

            -Mrs. Hinrichsen, Ms. Swartzendruber, Ms. Engelhardt