Encourage Learning All Summer

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Every year students hit the pool, the beach, or the couch…but the books go to the back burner. It’s really easy to take an extended break from learning over the summer, but it really adds up! Most students lose about two to three months of reading skills and about two months of math skills. That’s a lot of catching up to do in the fall.

Thankfully, we’ve got some tips for helping your students keep their noggins fresh over summer.parents

  1. Read Every Day – StoryBots’ library of interactive Starring You Books makes a great daily routine to help practice fluency, rhyme, and common sight words. Plus the pages come to life with sound, animation, and your child’s face. Since they can be played on iPad or a laptop, they are a great bedtime helper.
  2. Learn Something New Our library of Learning Videos contains bite-sized info on everything from aerodynamics to computer engineering to George Washington Carver. Watch a video together, then research the topic at your library or online.
  3. Math Games – StoryBots Classroom offers ready-to-go, core-aligned kindergarten Math Games for practice. Ask you teacher what math skills they recommend for practice and encourage them to enable Math Games over the summer!

Teachers

  1. Read Every Day – StoryBots’ library of interactive Starring You Books makes a great daily routine to help practice fluency, rhyme, and common sight words. Plus the pages come to life with sound, animation, and students’ own faces.
  2. Learn Something New – Our library of Learning Videos contains bite-sized info on everything from aerodynamics to computer engineering to George Washington Carver. Encourage students to watch a video at least once a week to stay curious.
  3. Math Games – StoryBots Classroom offers ready-to-go, core-aligned kindergarten Math Lesson Plans that are perfect for keeping your outgoing class practicing. It only takes a few minutes to send home a summer of learning. See our tutorial below!

How to Assign Summer Homework:

1. Go to Lesson Planner in your Teacher’s Lounge and click “Create Lesson

2. Use the drop down menu to select skills. Scroll down to check sub-skills.

3. Preview your lesson, review the order, then save your lesson.

4. Assign your lesson to students. Set the due date towards the end of summer break. You can also email parents or print letters home directly from this screen.

 

Teachers, want to share with your squad? Download this flyer to help your entire school encourage learning all summer!

download the teacher flyer

 

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