Brain Boosting Schedules!

So last month’s post was on avoiding learning loss… which left us all wanting to avoid it but still with the problem of actually implementing a plan for the summer. We wouldn’t want to leave anyone hanging, so we’ve put together a few plans that will help 5 different types of learners gain a summer Climb instead of that awful Slide! These suggested plan are for “light” summer learning. If a student has serious deficits, we suggest conferencing with their classroom teacher and developing a plan that fits their specific needs.

Learner #1 – Reading Focus – This learner has been able to maintain grade level, but doesn’t need to regress at all during the summer

  1. Read 5 books during the summer break. Set up a special day to go to the library and find 5 books that are all on subject matter that is HIGHLY interesting to the reader. Pace your student and have them read 30 minutes each weekday.
  2. Use LearningGamesForKids.com to practice these word skills online. Take one or two sections per week and play through the games. These games address syllables, compound words, analogies, parts of speech, and even synonyms and antonyms. Perfect for building reading and vocabulary skills.
  3. Stay on top of other skills by playing through Random Math Games.

Learner #2 – Reading to Excel – This learner has done well in reading and wants to further their ability.

  1.  Read 6-7 books during the summer break. Go to the library and find books that are above this student’s reading level for an extra challenge.
  2. Use LGFK to help build skills and address other academic challenges. Review geography with random geography games, and random science games. Play through 2 sections a week.
  3. Gain extra vocabulary and spelling challenges by taking literature based online spelling tests for the books your child reads.

Learner #3 – Math Focus – This learner has met grade level expectations, but struggles in some areas of mathematics.

  1. Make math a primary focus of your week. From algebraic terms to flash cards LearningGamesforKids.com has online math games to address math deficiencies in most areas. Use these games to make a thorough review of math principles.
  2. Print out the math flash cards and use these daily.
  3. Use the free math printables for daily practice.

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