Stop Summer Learning Loss
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Do you know what the words “summer slide” mean? No, it’s not something that you play on at a water park! It’s what teachers call that time during the summer break from school when kids just seem to forget everything they learned during the school year! As a teacher myself, I understand how frustrating this can be! When I get a new class at the beginning of the year, I find myself wondering if the previous teacher did her job and I’m sure that the teacher that I pass my students on to, wonder the same thing! But that’s not it….we do our job and we do it well. We are proud of our students! However, during the summer many kids do not engage in educational activities and they stand to lose about 2.6 months of academic growth! That’s a lot of growth and the first part of the school year is spent playing catch up and having to review all of those concepts that were learned the previous year!
Well, guess what? What if I could tell you that there is a fun way for your kids to retain that knowledge they learned and even increase their skills to be ready for a brand new school year?
There is!! It’s a fun website called PowerMyLearning and it is filled with academic activities for kids in grades kindergarten – 12th grade! Best of all, it’s FREE!! No gimmics, no hidden fees, no getting started and then being asked to pay so that you can play the better games…totally FREE!!
A Free Account Introduces a World of Valuable Resources:
- Thousands of thoroughly vetted online learning activities in all major K-12 subject areas
- Easy-to-find activities tagged by subject, grade, Common Core State Standard, activity type, language support, and more
- Playlist feature to select and sequence activities (like songs in iTunes) and differentiate learning by student or class
- Detailed reports that allow educators, parents, and students to keep track of usage
- Playpoints and rating features that empower students to be active learners
- Flexible platform that can help seamlessly thread learning from school to the after school center to the home
The site is set up for not only students, but parents and educators, as well. Since I’m both (well, a grandma!), I love the lay out and could not wait to try it out myself and then have my grandkids play around on it a while!
The grands came over and we got busy…..learning AND having fun! The subjects we had to choose from were:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Art and Music
- World Languages
- Your Life
We did quite a few of the activities but spent more time playing math games since both of them are weaker in that area, than in any other subject. There were even sub-categories under the math tab:
- Measurement and Data
- Number and Operations in Base Ten
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Emma is 7 and she is going into Second Grade. We decided to work on addition and subtraction facts, counting money, telling time and graphs.
Here she is looking intently at the game that she is playing and following the directions that are given.
In this game, fruit would fall and the farmer had to catch it in his basket. The amount that was caught for each fruit was put into a graph. Then you had to match numbers to correspond with the graph.
In this Telling Time game, the students have to look at the time shown and tell which clock is showing that particular time.
This Coin Counting Game was our favorite!! An amount was shown and the student has to put the right amount of change into the slot. If the correct amount is put in, a short Super Hero Movie will play!
Ethan wanted to get in on the fun, too! He is 5 and will be starting kindergarten this year.
Here he is playing a numerical order math game.
The game that Ethan was playing in this particular picture is a game where an airplane flew across the screen and left numbers that looked like clouds. The numbers were scrambled and he had to put them in numerical order. You could choose your numbers, too! Example 1-10 or 10-20, etc.
The grandkids and I had a great time playing these games and I love the fact that they were learning and practicing skills that they will need for school (and for life!!).
I highly recommend this website for parents to help reinforce the skills that have been learned in school and for educators to use with students as the activities and tools help to create personalized learning experiences that help students meet the Common Core Standards.
With PowerMyLearning, families can discover stimulating activities to reinforce classroom learning and spark new areas of interests!
Be sure to visit www.powermylearning.com and see all of the great learning activities for your kids! You will love it!
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
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