Hey everybody and happy countdown! That's right, I am less than 20 hours away from summer vacation!!! Coincidentally I've noticed the teachers in my building smiling a little wider today (and honestly they are truly deserving of some time away). Over the last three days we've had ceremonies honoring our students in PreK, Kindergarten, and 5th grade. During each of the assemblies one of the themes that was consistent was academic achievement. While summer break is a time for students and educators to take some time away from the daily structure of the school setting, there are still fun ways that students can continue to learn while enjoying their vacation. This is all in an effort to prevent what has been coined the “Summer Slide”. Did you know that on average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of learning in math over the summer — and teachers have to give up weeks of class time, or more, to make up for that loss? This is why that loss in learning is called the Summer Slide. Under this week's Intentional Toolkit, I have provided two excellent resources focused around math that will engage your child in learning. Just click on the link to register your child for these FREE online math programs they can enjoy working on in the comfort of their home! Just as we all have counted down while watching New Year's Rocking Eve on December 31st, I'm counting down to my summer fun! If you've already started your summer vacation, then kudos to you...you made it through another school year... Until next time, go out there and be GREAT!
Quantiles Summer Math Challenge
Greg Tang Math Summer Challenge
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