Preventing The Summer Slide

Chocolate chip cookies and bottle of milk

If we hadn’t moved here, my kids would still be in school now.  They used to attend year-round schools.  If we were still there, they wouldn’t get out of school until June 30th. And their first day back to school would be July 31st. I loved it! They would only have a fews weeks off.  This new school ended June 9 and they don’t go back until the end of August. I am insane already, and it’s only been 3 weeks!

To me, the summer slide means forgetting what they learned in school.  I had to get a plan.  For the 8 year old, we will be participating in a reading challenge. There are some great ones out there.  The local library has one. I also found one online. http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2017/
It’s called Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.  We don’t have many of the books listed forms grade, so we will have to go to the library anyway. So we may end up doing both challenges.  his prize fore completing 6 books will be a fidget spinner. Do you like those things? Well, they are popular, and since there’s no school, I say why not?

I also saw something online about reading a book with your child and then cooking or baking the items mentioned in the book. One example would be the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. After you read and discuss the book together, then bake cookies together.  I love that idea.  I will post it after we do it so you can see how the cookies turn out.

 

We did it and above photo is what  we ended up with.  While the cookies were baking and cooling, we read three books together. These were books we already had. Chocolate chip cookies or some baked treats are mentioned in the books. It worked out very well.

If you have any ideas that are working well to prevent the summer slide, please share them in the comments below. I love hearing what other people are doing.  Bye for now.

Dee At Home