Do This Activity for 10 Minutes a Day & Keep Summer Slide Away! by Margaret Steck

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a year ago
Do This Activity for 10 Minutes a Day & Keep Summer Slide Away!

I know the last word any kid wants to hear during summer break is “homework,” but it’s a good idea to keep your kids thinking a little bit about what they’ve learned over the past school year. That little bit of homework each day can help kids avoid “summer slide,” and it makes for a much easier transition for the next grade. 

I buy my kids grade-appropriate activity books that include math and reading exercises and ask that they complete two pages a day, which usually only takes about 10 minutes. Once they’re done, they’re free to go about doing what they want for the rest of the day!

First Grade Skills: Gold Star Edition (Home Workbooks)
First Grade Skills: Gold Star Edition (Home Workbooks) $4.50
Filled with 64 pages of age-appropriate activities, puzzles and games. These teacher-approved books are perfect for home, school, summer breaks and road trips!
Scholastic Success with Math, Grade 2
Scholastic Success with Math, Grade 2 $5
Each workbook includes more than 40 ready-to-reproduce practice pages. Easy-to-follow directions and fun exercises motivate students to work on their own. Every activity in each book is correlated to state standards.
Scholastic Success With: Grammar, Grade 3
Scholastic Success With: Grammar, Grade 3 $5
Give students the targeted, skill-building practice they need with these standards-based books!
Summer Express Between First and Second Grade
Summer Express Between First and Second Grade $10
Give your child a head start in school! Summer Express includes 100 fun-filled activity pages — arranged in a progressive, 10-week format — that reinforce skills and also prepare first graders for second grade.

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