- Child Development
Creating a Plan for Your Student in the Summer to Avoid Summer Slide
Reading, writing and practicing mathematics over the summer really does make a difference!
For decades, schools have tried different methods to combat the dreaded “summer slide” with its negative impact on overall student achievement. Many students and families regard the summer break as just that – a break from school and other “requirements.” However, research shows that kids who never crack a book during their summer break fall behind while students who do, maintain or increase their academic skills. As parents, we have the opportunity to teach and model to our children that it is not just for school, but for life that we learn. Learning, reading, and stretching one’s mind is a personal habit that will reap great rewards.
Below is a link to the Aspen Academy Summer Academics Packet to support you and your student with engaging summer reading and more! Locate the grade level of your child for the 2019-2020 school year and complete the activities listed. Be sure and sharpen the saw, and keep those hard earned academic skills fresh as well!