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Summer Learning Ideas

Teachers understand the impacts that a summer without learning can have on students' long term academic growth. This collection provides ideas for how teachers can encourage student learning throughout the summer, including suggestions to share with parents.
A Collection By Angela Fiorille
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Summer Learning Ideas
  • nea.org

    Getting Kids To Read Over the Summer

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    Angela Fiorille says:
    This is an important article for teachers, as it reminds teachers of how they can make sure students are excited and able to read throughout the summer. I like how the focus is not on required reading lists, but on children enjoying reading. The section on how to work with parents is also very valuable.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    I have an account here and just printed the weekly worksheets to give to parents to use at home. This is really like a fun summer "curriculum" for parents to use with their children to keep them learning. The weekly topics are also high interest for kids. You could have students submit the work they completed for a reward at the end of summer.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    I have found that parents love this checklist of ideas for how they can support their child's reading and writing throughout the summer. These can either be completed weekly or just used as ideas for parents. Personally, I like that each idea can be adapted for different ages and interests.
  • washingtonpost.com

    How to prevent summer brain drain: Tips from teachers

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    Angela Fiorille says:
    Great article! I especially love the ideas about talking with your child and kid's dinner night, as these are excellent opportunities for family bonding.
  • pbs.org

    Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids

    6 minute read
    Angela Fiorille says:
    I love giving my parents ideas for science projects they can do with their children in the summer. I especially like the "Build Something' and "Explore the Kitchen" ideas.
  • school.familyeducation.com

    11 Everyday Ways to Learn Math While Having Fun

    8 minute read
    Angela Fiorille says:
    Love this! The ideas are really diverse enough for children to find something that interests them. I especially like the "Sports Spectator" , "Kitchen Fun" and "Errand Fun" ideas, as they are not a huge stretch for parents to use to integrate math learning throughout the summer.
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BloomBoard Asks:Do you have any ideas for making sure students keep learning throughout summer vacation?
Janine DillerMiddle School High School Early Childhood EducationMay 19, 2016
Our elementary school hosts a summer reading challenge each year. There is a kick off event at the end of the school year with activities, and each child is given three grade appropriate books to keep to get them started. Students are asked to keep track of what they are reading over the summer to earn admittance into a school sponsored event in the fall. It seems to be a big motivator for students to keep reading throughout the summer break.