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Summer Learning

Summer learning loss, also known as summer slide, is the regression of academic skills at the start of the new school year. According to Oxford Learning:

  • The equivalent of one month of learning is lost after summer vacation
  • 2.6 months of math skills are lost over the summer
  • 2 months of reading are lost over the summer
  • 6 weeks are spent re-learning old material in the fall to make up for summer learning loss

​​​To ensure the success of our students to start off the new school year ready to move forward and reduce class time spent re-learning skills from the previous grade, parents can take active steps to keep their children’s minds academically engaged. Luckily, it just takes 2-3 hours of educational activity a week to retain academic skills. It can be done simply by reading throughout the summer (join LAPL’s summer reading program!) and working on just 3-4 math problems a day. 

Students will continue to have access to their educational school apps through Clever. Some apps include, but are not limited to:

  • English Language Arts: Lexia Core 5, Achieve 3000, Amplify
  • English learner apps: Rosetta Stone, Reading Horizons, Lexia English
  • Math apps:: IXL, ZEARN, Splash Learn, and Prodigy
  • Science: Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr. 

Many other learning apps exist; here is a list of free educational apps.

Some of the Mid-City’s Prescott teachers have sent students home with summer learning packets. Please check out the below downloadable summer learning schedules for each grade level, including incoming first-graders. 

Share your photos of your summer learning activities on our Shutterfly Share site to inspire other learners.

Happy Learning!

Learning Schedules and activities