Such a great trip with a wonderful group of kids!
What busy months theses are! We had our school play, 8th grade graduation, the kindergarten graduation, and finally the traditional primary/middle school day at the park! In the midst of these activities, we are striving to keep our focus on learning as my 5th graders prepare for junior high!
As school ends and summer vacation begins, there is more time for leisure and relaxation, as there should be! However, all of us want our children to remain sharp and truly be prepared for sixth grade. Minds need stimulation as well as rest. To achieve this over the summer, have your children read. They can read comics, travel brochures about a place you plan to visit, books from their own collection or from the library. If your child is a reluctant reader, read with them! Take turns reading or ask them to tell you about what they read.
In addition, mathematical skills should be reinforced. Review all the facts the children have worked hard on to memorize. Use flash cards, workbooks, home-made or purchased. Remember, a few minutes a day can make a difference in struggling in math in August, or just reviewing.
When you take a vacation or go on a trip locally, have the children write in a journal. This will keep up their writing skills, and they like to go back and read what they wrote about a fun trip!
Without your help and concern, the children would not have grown as much as they have this school year. Thank you so much for all of your support. I wish you a safe, relaxing, very enjoyable summer for all of you and your family!
Kathleen Guzaldo :-)