Just say “No” to Summer Brain Drain

The summer is very important to your academic career.  Ron Fairchild, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning, cites some interesting summer learning facts.

  • All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
  • On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer months.
  • Research shows that teachers typically spend between 4-6 weeks reteaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.

What to Do?

Read some of the NEW  Sunshine State Young Readers Award Finalists for middle school and be ready to vote in the fall.

Join Summer Reading Incentive Programs:

Math Practice-

Use Math Practice Websites– find all of those here.

Your student can also access Renaissance Learning through July 31 to work on Accelerated Math.  Log-in on the Renaissance Home Connect Site.  Click on the Math Tab.  On the right hand side is a link that says “Work Only, Open Accelerated Math.”

If you need help with your Math, go to Math is Fun for lessons.

Here is a sheet that you can use to track your summer Reading and math practice.


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