Clapping On The Down Beat

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Wrinkles in the brain July 20, 2011

Filed under: Parenthood — clappingonthedownbeat @ 9:47 PM

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.

GENERAL

http://www.kidslearningstation.com/

MATH

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/graphing.html

Map Testing

 

 

WRITING

http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/alphabetp2.htm#a

http://janbrett.com/activities_pages.htm

READING

MAP Testing

TUMBLE BOOKS

http://www.mountainview.gov/city_hall/library/childrens/default.asp
Just click on the “Tumblebooks” tab under “Related Links”.
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