Summer Learning Tips and Resources
Welcome to the Summer Learning Page
The Summer Learning Guide identifies both free and school supported resources to help our students access educational opportunities during the summer break.
Why Summer Learning is Important
Children who practice their reading and math skills during the summer months improve literary and academic performance, develop a love of reading and solving problems, and avoid the dreaded "summer slide". We believe that student and family choice, as well as a continued practice throughout the summer, provides students with a readiness to succeed in future academic work.
We are asking families to assist us by encouraging our students to practice reading and math throughout the summer. By setting aside a little bit of time each day to practice reading and math, your efforts will enable us to maintain the progress students made this year, and assist us in starting strong in September.
Please use this guide as a resource to partner with us and engage our students in reading and math throughout the summer break.
Ideas to Support Summer Learning
Have a Plan
Create a summer learning plan with goals and daily activities that students can perform for a set amount of time per day.
Reward Good Behavior
Set up motivational incentives to keep your child excited about learning. Give lots of praise as kids ultimately want to make their parents happy! Celebrate their achievements with them as they learn a new skill.
Keep it Simple
Simpler plans are easier to manage. You don't have to be a teacher to help your kids continue to learn over the summer!
Keep the Summer Learning Fun!
Creative Summer Learning Ideas from Scholastic!
- Set aside time each day to read. Track the books and reward them when they reach certain milestones.
- Map the weather: Keep a running log of the weather, including the temperature, humidity, clouds, precipitation, wind and air pressure. Can they predict the weather patterns?
- Change It Up Game: Start collecting change at the beginning of the summer. On the last day, estimate their change, count it out and plan a special purchase.
- Plan a Trip: Have your child plan a trip to a local museum, zoo or beach. Have them research the location, how to get there and what sights they will see.
- Curate a Gallery: Have your child collect items such as pinecones, rocks, shells and other natural objects to organize, categorize and label. Have them present their own museum of natural history when they are finished.