Learning Skills and Summer
How do you keep your student’s skills alive and well during the summer vacation from school? There are various ways but it is important to pay attention to keeping skills polished.
Reading is one of the ways to help students during the summer. Depending upon a student’s schedule, reading for a minimum of four days a week is suggested. Select books that the student really wants to read. Work with a children’s librarian to select books that are appropriate and readable for your student.
Reviewing math from the previous school year is important. If possible, have your student learn the first three chapters of the new math book for the coming school year. Make sure there are word problems in the work being done. The reading skills for these problems are vital.
Writing skills are necessary. Have your student write a blog about summer and post on the blog at least three times a week. Keeping a diary is another good tool to sharpen writing skills.
Make sure you check with your student’s school to see if there is required reading during the summer. This required reading becomes the first material covered as soon as school begins.