Fairfield Parents and Community,
Where does the year go? This is my last newsletter article for the school year! Again, we had an excellent 2014-2015 school year with the students and staff. I was looking back at the article I wrote for last year at this time and I believe that my recommendations for the summer still resonate for the continual development of the kids over summer break. So, if some of this sounds familiar it is because the information was in last year’s final article.
As the summer starts I would like to encourage you to continue to work with the students at home and or daycare in academics. Students generally come back from summer break for the next year having lost up to 10% of their prior year’s knowledge base. Any work at home helps reduce that loss.
1. read with the child(ren) daily (PreK-5 students have a Lexia account to practice language skills, all you need is a computer and internet access)
2. have the child(ren) read to you
3. create problem solving games (there are many ideas online and you could also find ideas in a local library)
4. hold Math contests in the family or amongst friends
5. have the child(ren) “teach” you some of their favorite topics from the year before
6. have creative projects for the kids to do, anything to get them to think
7. art projects and crafts are a fun way to get their brain working, creative thinking is the highest level of cognition
We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2015-2016 school year! If you ever have any questions or just want to visit, come on by.
Thank you for all of your support!
Superintendent of Schools USD 310 Fairfield