Have you ever heard the phrase ‘summer slide’? It refers to the loss of learning that can take place when skills are not practiced over the summer. We want everyone to keep their learning brains turned on by spending a 10-50 minutes every day practicing math facts and reading. To determine the appropriate minimum number of minutes/day for your child, multiple their grade level by 10. For example, a first grader would spend a minimum of 10 minutes — 5 minutes on math and 5 minutes on reading.
Our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX – an excellent online tool for all content areas. If your child has forgotten their password/login, email me.
On Mobymax, I recommend the following:
- Grade K: Number Sense, Alphabet and Reading Trio
- Grade 1: Number Sense (review), Math Fact Fluency and Reading Trio
- Grade 2-5: Math Fact Fluency (keep those facts fresh) and any of the other applications on the site.
Also, if you would like to track reading minutes over the summer, this counts too. Simply log into this form once a week to tell me how many minutes per week or per month you are reading. Summer learning contest ends on August 20.
All students who participate in summer learning entered into a drawing
for an AMAZON GIFT CARD.
Finally, Mrs. Vandenberg, our librarian, would love to have post photos of you reading over the summer. If you have a photo of your reading during vacation, send her the photo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope your July is going well!