As a teacher, I worry about the Summer Slide. Will next year’s teacher think “Did this lady teach these kids ANYTHING?” Will they remember what they’ve learned? As a mom, I worry about the Summer Slide as well. I want my daughter to have a good break from school and plenty of play time, but I also want her to remember the things she’s learned and to have some FUN educational experiences that will help her retain her learning.
Here are some startling statistics compiled by Scholastic.
Here are some ways to combat those statistics and to help prevent the Summer Slide!
The new BFG movie is coming out this summer in theaters. What a perfect time to read this magnificent book by Raold Dahl?
Here are some Summer Book Club Ideas you may want to check out!
Choose some fabulous chapter books to read as bedtime stories. After completing them, have a family movie night and watch the movie version. Then discuss how they are similar or different. Vote on which version you like best!
Check these out! Your child will be uber motivated to read!
These Math Camp ideas come from What We Do All Day
Ideas from Little Bins for Little Hands
Take the 30 day Lego Challenge!
Idea from Free Homeschool Deals
This Summer Reading Challenge takes kids “Around the World”. I found it on Stuffed Suitcase!
I love these Summer sight word ideas compiled by Sarah at Sarah’s First Grade Snippets.
And, there you have it! Some fun tips for keeping your kiddos ahead of the summer slide. (And beating the “I’m Bored!” summer blues at the same time!!)