Summer doesn’t have to have a backward slide if kids keep their minds active. Learning new and different stuff will increase their academics upon return to school. The stressful tests are over, there is no more mandatory curriculum. Just summer, kids and parents.
“Bird Lake Moon” – by Henkes
“Olive’s Ocean” – by Henkes – Newbery Award Winner of 2004
“Turtle in Paradise” – by Holm
“Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer” – by Megan McDonald
Learning Computer Programming This Summer – for all ages
Super fun and engaging way to learn programming. Suitable for all ages.
Learning while having fun… Apps
This app for 3rd graders is ideal during and after the school year. Kids practice spelling, sight words, multiplication, division, fast multiplication and division; earning points and prizes.
What I find the best about this app is the writing part, which kids find a bit frustrating but they all work at it. They start paying attention to their penmanship, which in third grade is still in beginning stages with most students. Summer is a perfect time for the review and this app has all the foundation that they will need in 4th grade. TeachMe: 3rd Grade app does a great job getting kids to mastery of content through a fun and captivating way.
TeachMe: 3rd Grade doesn’t feel like work. You will know that kids really like it, when they repeatedly ask to play it.