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Important Summer Learning
Posted 6/5/19

Dear Leading Edge Families


Did you know that without regular exposure to reading, writing, and math practice, on average students lose 2-3 months of academic skills over the summer!  Don’t let this happen to your student!  Help us prevent the “summer slide” and keep our students’ brains active and open to learning all summer long.  


We want to see ALL STUDENTS practicing reading, writing, and math on a daily or weekly basis over the summer.  It doesn’t take much time, but could make a world of difference in their academic progress next school year.


Here are links to summer work for incoming Leading Edge 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Summer work encourages math and reading practice.  Students earn extra credit for summer work AND parents earn parent hours for making it happen.  We can not stress enough how IMPORTANT this work is.


Math - 6th, 7th, and 8th

Reading - Rising 6th Graders

Reading - Rising 7th and 8th Graders


Other Great Summer Learning Ideas:

*Journaling - Have your student keep a journal throughout the summer.  Keeping a record of summer experiences is a fantastic way to cement the experience and practice writing.  Gratitude Journals (writing about things you appreciate) have been shown to build social-emotional resilience.


*Read anything and everything - Students don’t need to just ready books.  Reading magazines, newspapers, maps, travel guides, the back of the cereal box, even closed-captions on their favorite show are ALL ways to get more words passing through their brains.  


*Follow the in the NCS Library on Social Media - Our fantastic library staff will be posting fun and interactive ideas for preventing brain drain all summer.


Keep those brains strong, flexible, and ready for the next school year.  We look forward to seeing you in August.  Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

Monday, August 5 - Natomas Charter School Office Re-opens for the 2019-20 School Year

Tuesday, August 6 - 6th Grade Orientation and 7th/8th Grade Schedule Pick Up

Wednesday, August 7 - First Day of School