Now is the time to work on preventing “summer brain drain.”  If you ordered a summer workbook through the school then make sure your student is using it throughout the summer.  Here are a few other simple things that you can add into your child’s summer routine.

Visit the public library and get a good book to read!  Have your student read daily (for enjoyment).  If your child needs ideas for a book ask the librarian for advice, she will take your child’s interest in mind when recommending a book.  To find a good book I like to look at the William Allen White book shelf (the first book shelf in the juvenile section) or pick past winners of awards like the Newbery Medal (these books won awards for a reason – they are good books).  Also for students entering 5th grade pick books from the Battle of the Books reading list.

While you are at the library participate in their summer programs. 

Have your child use the different computer programs that they use at school.  Use this link to use Lexia, with is a Language Arts program.  When they go to put in their user name and password the program may ask for their teachers email, you can use the email of any SJS teacher, including mine (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Another program you might want to use is Moby Max.  Moby Max has just about every school subject (at school we often use it for math and math facts).  When your child goes to sign in it may ask for the school name or school code, our school code is KS146

Summer time is a great time to work on your MATH FACTS!!!!

-Mrs. Tully