June brings about many things anticipated by parents and children alike...warm weather, vacation, summer cookouts, and the end of another school year. This is a wonderful time to reflect on the achievements that a student has made during the school year: a first grader, who started the year reading only the simplest of words, finishes the year a confident reader who may even be turning the pages of a chapter book!
Summer learning loss is a real thing. It is defined as the loss of academic skills over the course of the summer months. It actually has been found to increase with age. A national study found third graders losing 20 to 27% of their academic knowledge