July 16, 2017

Summer Educational Tips for Kids

Rebecca from Audi Devon recently shared this infographic with me. She and her team at Audi create monthly infographics to reach out to the local and national community regarding important topics. This month's infographic is especially timely and pertinent to teachers, students, and families.




What are your thoughts about the loss of skills over summer break? Do you notice this loss? I know that I do. Do you try to compensate for it by sending home "summer packets" with your outgoing students? For many years I have required my outgoing fifth grade ELA students to read two Newbery books over the summer. On day one of sixth grade ELA we start doing activities based on their reading. Do you discuss this loss with parents? I send home a letter explaining my rationale for doing summer reading. The letter includes educational research statistics similar to those in the infographic above. Hopefully, it encourages families to continue learning throughout the summer break. I'm interested in hearing what you do to combat this issue. Let's start a conversation by leaving a comment below.


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