Ahh, Summer Slide-reducing, avoiding and out-smarting it
The Summer Slide. It sounds like fun, doesn’t it? A water park ride, maybe a new dance. But it’s not. It’s something more insidious, lurking and skulking around our plans for a carefree break from school. It is one more thing for parents to worry about. Summer Slide refers to the loss of academic skills that happen over the summer break. I mean really, we (teachers, parents and kids) are ready for that summer break. A break from homework, from book reports, from math sheets, from standardized tests, from any tests. AND NOW WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE SUMMER SLIDE?!?
It’s not fair. . . but it’s there.