Summer Learning Loss – Can it be avoided?
- Summer learning loss is real
- Sometimes called the "brain drain"
- Having your students engaged invites them into your grown-up world, something that most kids can't resist
- Different areas of academics and suggestions to keep learning fun and try to avoid this summer learning loss:
Math - Have your child help plan a vacation: Find the most direct route, what's the most economical hotel, Help plan a family event, such as a BBQ: what would groceries cost, what is the best buy for hamburgers (pre-made patties or by the pound), is there enough propane or charcoal, count different items while driving or sitting around, make home-made flash cards, don't "trash talk" math – if a parent had a bad childhood experience with math and is negative about it, the student is bound to be negative about math as well