In my pre-mommy days I was a High School Science Teacher. I LOVE teaching. I do miss it some days. And since my children have a teacher as a mommy, they practice basic skills all summer. Reading, writing and arithmetic (math). I just don’t like the idea of working for 9 months out of the year and then taking 3 months off. Children lose so much of what they worked on.
Abstract from a University of Missouri study
A review of 39 studies indicated that achievement test scores decline over summer vacation. The results of the 13 most recent studies were combined using meta-analytic procedures. The meta-analysis indicated that the summer loss equaled about one month on a grade-level equivalent scale, or one tenth of a standard deviation relative to spring test scores. The effect of summer break was more detrimental for math than for reading and most detrimental for math computation and spelling.
I thought I would share some websites that we use.
Just click on the “Tumblebooks” tab under “Related Links”.