Make Summer Learning Easy
June 26, 2014
Teachers dread going back to school, and not for reasons you may think. We spend close to over a month re-teaching content that was taught during the past school year, so summer is an important time of learning for students.
For a student that just needs to retain oppose to refine, summer learning is the best time to make it easy. I challenge you to choose the best plan below for you:
1. Take advantage of museums or public library programs in your area that are education based.
2. Schedule at least 20 minutes a day to focus on summer learning. Pick an activity to do each day. You can find ideas on my Pinterest. If you have a child that is in summer camp, find ways to sneak learning in your day which can be found on my blog post.
3. Pick a subject that needs improvement.
4. Reading: Spend at least 20 minutes a day on reading as it is one of the number one skills that slips over time. It is especially important to think of doing Sight Words for Kindergartners to 2nd graders, and Prefixes and Suffix for learners in 3rd to 5th grade.
Math: Choose math games/activities for your child to do especially memory, math based board games, or tangrams.
5. For the tech savvy parents: Use websites and apps to support your child’s learning.
Ten apps and sites to make summer learning easy:
• Spelling Test (app)
• CyberChase ShapeQuest (app)
• Mystery Math Museum (app)
• Reading Rainbow (app)
• Box Finder (app)
• Rhyme to Read (app)
I’d love to hear from you! How do you plan to make summer learning easier for your family?