Mr. Frumovitz' Newsletter
June 5, 2019
Summertime is a wonderful time to have your children relax and recharge for the upcoming school year. It is, however, a time when some learning loss can occur. There are many ways to help promote your child’s growth during school’s offseason.
The Department of Education’s blog, “Homeroom,” has some great ideas for avoiding the dreaded “summer slide”:
- Take trips to the library – This is a fun way to spend part of your summer day and will encourage reading. Remember, the more your child reads this summer, the less they are impacted by the time away from school.
- Create a summer reading list – Pick some books that you know are of high interest for your child and create your own reading list for them to work on. It is ok to offer incentives, like our Gold Medal Reading Program, if you know this will motivate your child to read more.
- Work on crafts – Crafting can offer mental stimulation, problem-solving situations, fine motor practice, and encourage creativity. Anything that keeps your child thinking and focused is good for him or her.
- Work on healthy eating habits and exercise – We want your child to return to school in the fall both healthy in mind and in body. Make sure that you don’t allow your child to sit around and be lazy this summer. Eat well and exercise! These are lifelong tools to happy and successful people.
We know that you all plan to provide a fun-filled summer for your children that will broaden their horizons and engage their imaginations. Part of this is travel. If you do plan to take your family on a trip, have your children keep a journal. Good writers write often. Journaling is a great way to keep writing skills sharp.
With a little extra effort and some attention to your child’s needs, the “summer slide” does not have to happen. We have a great year planned for the 2019-20 school year and we know you will do what it takes to make sure your child is ready too!
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