Many parents often ask the school or classroom teacher what students should do over the summer to continue to work on strengthening their learning. Below we will provide you with a few resources and the link for students to access them. While the school can provide you with resources, the most important factor in helping child to grow over the summer is developing a consistent, daily routine.
No one likes change, especially children during their summer holiday. However, just as they had to get accustom to a new school environment during distance learning, students will also become comfortable in their new routine of completing school work over the summer. Soon, the idea of completing the work will become less of a chore and more of an expectation. When meeting the expectation is positively rewarded, completing the work will then become routine. This routine then becomes practice and will only lead to grow and overall skill development for students.
Recently we sent out a letter that provided you with direct links to IXL and the summer skills program. In addition to IXL, students can continue to use Reading A to Z and I Read Arabic over the summer. Below, is the direct links to each of these programs.
IXL – https://www.ixl.com/
Reading A to Z/Raz Kids/HeadSprout – www.readinga-z.com
I Read Arabic – https://www.ireadarabic.com/ar/
As you begin to set your expectations for your children, I would encourage you to also spend some time with them while they are doing their school work. So, if your goal is for your child to read for 30 minutes, then you could also read with them for 30 minutes. When your child sees you reading whether it is with them or alone, it allows for them to see that it is important.
Have a great summer!