The kids in our area have been out of school for three weeks now and while I’m delighted to see my grandson enjoying his summer “off,” I can’t help thinking school is going to be back sooner than we think. If you have a child that struggled with their times tables at the end of fourth grade, fifth grade is coming soon, and without practice over the summer, fifth grade is going to be even harder. What to do?
I am always reading and researching trends and ideas in kids’ education. I want to share with you what I have been reading so you can benefit as well. The first book is about something you may have been hearing a lot about recently. It has been a popular buzzword in education the last few years, grit.