I hope all you had a great Thanksgiving Break and spent some quality time with family and friends.
I wanted to remind you all the importance of maintaining a level of academics during our breaks. As we call it in the teaching world as “vacation/summer regression”, this is when your child stops the academic process (school break) and the academic brain development is halted. While I agree we all need some time off, it’s not always in the best interest of your child as a learner.
You can support your child with creating a vacation protocol that could include…(ideas)
Daily 30 minutes of reading aloud or silently
Math games online or simply go to our Student/Parent Resource link on our website for some great ideas.
Going grocery shopping with your child and making them do the calculations.
Reading all the road signs while in the car.
Interactive tablet (ipad, kindle, etc.) academic applications.
My personal favorite is Khan Academy . (Parents-you will enjoy this too)
We at NRCCS are trying to create a learning culture for this school and community 12 months out of the year, not just the 9 months your child attends school.
As always, if you need some guidance or support, please ask your child’s teacher or I would be happy to help as well.