There are few negatives associated with summer. No alarms. No bells. No quizzes. No report cards. But there is one negative aspect to summer—what experts call the “summer slide.” This refers to the loss of learning that occurs over the course of a summer, and it is more dramatic than you might think.
Studies show that choosing to read in the summer may be the difference between the college-bound student and the non-college bound student. Reading just one book over the course of the summer can minimize the “summer slide,” and keep you on track to reach your potential. We have tried to select high interest books and projects that support our curriculum. This is not a punishment, it is a head start on what is going to be a great school year!