Did you know that your child can lose 2 months of learning over the summer!
We can keep learning and growing by integrating enriching activities into summer.
Keep up with the suggested reading for your child’s age group. (see below)
Join your local library’s summer reading program. Have your child read aloud or read to your child for at least 20 minutes daily. Even strong readers greatly benefit from being read to- it develops comprehension, vocabulary, and interest. Consider listening to audio books as a family in the car or in the evening. Developing a love for reading is a lifelong gift you can provide for your child.
Take educational trips. Take photos or use materials gathered and have child keep a journal of their activities. This will become a keepsake and help develop writing skills as well!
Cook with your child. You can integrate math, reading, and following directions. Your child can also create a cook book.
Go out an explore nature. Use a magnifying glass or binoculars. Take pictures! There are many great apps for learning about birds, animals, constellations. We are blessed with so much beauty right out our backdoors!
Encourage creative writing and story making. Provide supplies for drawing and creating books and stories (ream of paper, stapler, tape, glue, colored pencils, crayons, markers). Please do not focus on correcting your child’s spelling. They are just learning the craft and over correcting will send the message that they are not doing well. This can hinder their willingness to write.
Remember to keep those math skills sharp!
Here is the recommended reading by age group from Scholastic.
Below are the reading recommendations or assignments from your teachers.
In case you’re a planner and achiever - here are the supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year.