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How To Continue Learning During The Summer

Information on study skills and tips to get parents and students through the summer without having all the knowledge gained throughout the year, slip away.

With the sunshine shinning and the temperatures rising, parents and students alike might have education as the last thing on their minds.

Fishing, swimming, sports and water-parks are most likely taking center stage as things that are a 'must do' this summer.

On this blog, that I hope to post weekly, I'm going to give updates on ways to help students keep their brains active and not lose all that knowledge gained throughout the school year.

Parents, don't worry, I'm going to give you helpful tips on how to engage your children and make it fun for everyone.

So, be it an update on where to get ACT help, or just study skill in general; this will be the place for you.

Get out there today and enjoy the amazing day, I know I will.

I look forward to hearing your feedback and learning from you as well.

Lets have a great summer together!

 

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Ken Smith May 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Do any of you have tips you want to share? I would love to hear them!
Julie Deitering May 14, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Hi Ken. When I was a kid growing up in Minnetonka in the 1970's, Glen Lake Elementary (and maybe others) had a reading program at their library and a rec program outside and in the gym. There were awards and recognition for how many books one could read over the summer and write a short book report or summary. Parents could do this on their own and ask for diaramas and/or book reports. Of course Reading isn't the only way to learn. Lots of hands on learning via museum zoo visits are helpful too. I also took a class freshman year in college at the U of M called "How to Study". Best class I ever took. Taught me how to take notes, highlight and focus on the important facts on any subject. If that is not offered somewhere, it should be.
Ken Smith May 14, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Thanks for the comment Julie. Reading is a great way for kids to learn year round. With books like Hunger Games for example, parents and children can read them together and find enjoyment. So not only would they be learning, but they would be making it fun with their parents. That "how to study" class seems like a great class. I know that the Sylvan in Minnetonka has a "Study Skills" program that is great. People can go to their blog (http://www.sylvanmtka.blogspot.com/) and get contact info. I know that city libraries are also doing stuff this summer. I think, just like anything, the more options the better. I couldn't agree more about going to museums or zoos. Not only are they fun, but there are very educational. Again, you can find discounted or free passes at your local library. Thanks again for your post and keep them coming! Hope you are having a great start to your week.

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