Fighting the Summer Brain Drain

Here's a good article on ways to fight the summer slide. The stats are pretty scary; brain drain is a real thing! Just read the reaction from the teacher who taught second grade one year then had some of the same students the following year when she taught third grade.

- The average student loses 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math computation skills

- Teachers spend about 4 weeks reteaching and reviewing material because students have forgotten so much over summer

They offer some brain games to do at home. 

Here's what I read:

http://desmoinesparent.com/smart-ways-spend-summer-keep-kids-summer-slide/

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