Well, I like my summer time fun as much as the next person. Picnics, long motorcycle rides, kayaking trips, and picture taking sounds like a blast to me. Yet, I know summer time learning is just as important.
According to an article by NBC Today, students lose an average of "2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation during summer months." That is just under a third of a school year. The same articles states that, "research shows that teachers typically spend between 4-6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer." As a former classroom teacher, that is quite a bit of time to take reteaching something that wouldn't be necessary if students practiced math and reading skills during the summer months. However, educators happily do it, so as to make sure students thoroughly understand the material.
The statistic that I enjoyed the most is that, "56% of students want to be involved in a summer program that 'helps kids keep up with schoolwork or prepare for the next grade.'" I love seeing that children WANT to learn!
What to do about it?
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To sign up today or for more information, just contact me. I am happy to help. And, there will still be time for plenty of summer time fun! Also, just think of all the time you will save in not having to play "catch up" with your child's skills once school starts again in the fall.