Tuesday Teacher Tips: Encouraging Summer Learning
Welcome to the Tuesday Teacher Tips series! Each week we’ll highlight teaching and learning resources, ideas to use in the classroom, as well as things to ponder as you go about your teaching day.
Do you need something to send home to parents at the end of the year to remind them of the importance of working on math skills during the summer? Print off our flyer, “Have fun with math this summer and avoid the summer slide.”
This handout includes fun activities families can enjoy together. They are based on the ten different standards of math learning for each grade level, recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; there are five Content Standards and five Process Standards.
The “Avoid the Summer Slide” parent handout includes suggestions like:
- A card game with several variations, all of which reinforce number sense, number relationships like “greater than” and “less than”, and addition, subtraction
- Games that help kids develop pattern recognition
- Fun ways to experiment with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms
- Critical thinking and problem-solving activities
Sharing this handout with parents is a good way to support the home-school connection — you’ll help parents understand how to reinforce the key math concepts these activities relate to. Download the “Avoid the Summer Slide” handout today!
For more resources, visit our home-school connection page.
What are ways you encourage summer learning? Let us know. We’d love to hear your ideas!