It takes as little as 15 minutes a day in each of the core subject areas, reading, drawing, writing and math, to maintain learning all summer long. And, to help you keep track of how well you are doing with that hour a day, I have created a weekly tracker.
Under normal circumstances, summer can amount to a significant learning loss, as much as 2 1/2 months per student, with the biggest losses in math and reading. However, a year spent distance learning, has created additional concerns about the potential losses that lie ahead.
Let’s face it, we all could use a summer break from the past year or so. (It’s been challenging, to say the least!) Don’t worry! We’ve got five tips to help parents find the right activities for their children based on their unique interests, abilities and needs.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked past my grandson’s computer and seen a quick flash of Roblox. It’s a quick flash because an adult walking past reminds him to hide the evidence and get back to distance learning. And I’m pretty sure we’re not alone in this struggle. So what can we do?
At our house, the first subject, of the first day of distance learning, was math and like students everywhere, our student wasn’t doing algebra over the summer, so he was a bit rusty. As you start the school year, notice what subjects or things your student might need to brush up on. Don’t panic.