Dear Mayer Elementary Families,
School is almost out and it is time to think about all the fun and exciting activities you can do as a family during the summer. As you and your child are planning activities don’t forget to continue reading and practicing math. Often students lose some of what they learn during the months they are out of school. This is typically called the “summer slide.” To help your child have a fresh start for next year try reading for ten minutes each day. Just those few minutes each day can make a tremendous difference in your child’s education. If you have extra time, ask your child a few questions about what they have read. Simple questions such as “What did you read?” or “Who was the story about?” will help your child build their working memory.
It is also important to retain math skills. To help your child, have them tell you the time on an analog clock, count the change in your hand, measure how tall they have grown, play card games for math fact recall, or identify which price is the best at the grocery store. All of those things build math skills.
I want to thank all the parents who were able to attend our final APTT of the year. Your child’s teachers will be sending home information or you got information from the APTT on ways to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide.’
Please mark your calendars and join us for our kindergarten and eight grade promotion ceremonies, Awards Night, and of course our two field days.
All of us at Mayer Elementary wish you a safe and happy summer!
Thanks again for all of your support,