The school year has brought so many gains for your students in reading and mathematics. They have worked hard all year and we have celebrated these gains.
The end of the school year arrives and although most students look forward to vacation, the summer months can have a detrimental impact on students' academic progress. It is called the "Summer Slide": skills gained during the school year melt away with the heat, and that "summer learning loss" translates into teachers spending a good chunk of the academic year playing catch-up before being able to move forward.
Summer learning loss happens with all subjects, but math and literacy are often the biggest cause for concern. Without regular practice, these skills tend to diminish over the summer months. Often your students’ teacher suggestions working on these skills during the summer. Parents were asking for recommendations, so we decided to provide a resource. Our goal is to provide some activities that will keep children working in these key areas.