I have compiled three tips on how to prevent the
summer slide for each of your kiddos.
1. Send Home a Parent Suggestion Letter
-One thing to help prevent the summer slide is the involve parents in this process. If the parents are aware of what the summer slide is and how they can help, they may be interested in trying to help. Send home a letter describing what the summer slide is and a checklist such as the one shown below.
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2. Summer Review Practice Packets
-Practice packets are great for the summer slide. The kids are going home for two months and they need something to keep their education at the front of their minds. Setting up a system where the students are reading for about 20 minutes each day and competing a short activity each day is ideal to keep that information fresh in their minds.
Shown below is my first grade summer practice packet. It's simple to print and assemble. There are also packets for 2nd grade and kindergarten.
Check out the simple steps!
Print 2-sided, 1 set together at one time, cut, stack, and staple.
3. Set up an email address!
Set up an email for this class only. Give this email to parents at the end of the year, requesting for students to check in if they want to keep in touch. Suggest that students email when they have finished a book, or finished their summer practice packet. Maybe have them email if they have any questions about math and writing practice.
Think of class specific email addresses, such as email@example.com, so that you can continue this through the years and keep up with each group.
Thanks for reading!