Tips to Stave off “Summer Slide”

stop-the-summer-slideTeachers, before students head off for the summer, you might want to call parents’ attention to some great resources recently shared on Edutopia, the George Lucas Education Foundation website.  Matt Davis, editorial assistant, June 4, 2013 writes:   Summer is here! But along with warmer weather, trips to the pool and the Fourth of July, comes a not-so-fun reality… the summer slide.

Too often students scowl at the idea of summer learning, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, summer is the perfect time to dive into some fun, engaging learning activities.  Virtual field trips, check. Fiction writing, check. A summer of making, check.

For parents, we’ve rounded up some outside-the-box resources, as well as reading, math and writing activities, that will help counteract summer slide.

Read the entire blog and discover these resources by clicking here.

If you have any tips to share about the summer slide with our readers, please do!

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