With summer upon us, teachers are thinking about the daunting “summer slide.” This year especially, the summer slide is a real fear as our school year ended on such a difficult note with the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning. Now more than ever it is important that we provide our students with resources to help them keep their skills fresh over the summer. To make this fun, I have teamed up with some amazing teachers to create a “Summer Slide Bundle” that is sure to help your students grow as learners and have fun doing it this summer.
What is the Summer Slide?
Sounds fun, doesn’t it?! Unfortunately, I’m not talking about the local water park this time. The summer slide refers to the slide backwards many children make in reading, writing, and math skills over the summer months. This happens when they do not spend time each week using these skills and brushing up on them to keep them strong. As I mentioned, this may be even worse now that they have been home the past couple months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. While it is essential that students practice these skills, we still want them to have fun and enjoy their summer! I have a few tips for you to help stop the summer slide with your students as well as an amazing resource to help you team up with parents to keep the skills alive this summer.
Tips to Stop the Summer Slide
Just like we have been doing through distance learning, making learning fun and connecting it to real-life experiences is key to increase student engagement, thus making children want to learn and use their skills. Here are a few ideas to keep those skills on the uphill slide! Encourage students to spend 10-20 minutes a day working on these skills:
- read daily
- listen to audio books
- practice sight words
- play a math game
- try new recipes with their families
- learn a new hobby
- review skills with fun, hands-on activities
- get outside in nature
- sing songs
- build and create
- write letters
Resources to Help Keep Skills Fresh
I am so excited to tell you about the Summer Slide Bundles I have teamed up with other amazing teachers to create! We are teachers and moms, so we have kept our perspective as a parent in mind as we have created these resources. Therefore, they are low-prep, have simple instructions, and can be completed successfully independently. These bundles include fun, engaging, hands-on activities and ideas that are sure to keep your elementary aged students in learning mode over the summer. These bundles are available for Pre-K through 5th grade students.
Summer Slide Bundles
Help your students stay on track with their reading, writing, and math skills this summer with the Kindergarten Bundle. Included are alphabet and sight word games, writing prompts and activities, phonics skill activities, math puzzles, games, digital resources and more!
Check Out All the Bundles
Check out all of the bundles by clicking the links below!
- Preschool Bundle– buy now
- Kindergarten Bundle– buy now
- 1st & 2nd Grade Bundle– buy now
- 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Bundle– buy now
Hold on! It gets better! Now through May 25th, we are offering each bundle at its lowest price of only $19.99! With each bundle valued at over $70 of amazing resources, you can get the bundle of your choice at over 70% off! But act quickly, as this is a limited time offer. This special price is only good through May 25th.