First, take a moment to reflect on your child’s life and experience, this past year especially.
Answer the following questions about your child.
Academic History – How has your child’s academics been this past year (e.g. reading, writing, math, science, history, foreign language, art, drama, music, technology, other…)
Learning Style – How does your child learn best? What strengths and challenges have your child experienced?
Social-Emotional-Physical Development – How has your child’s development been within these areas? What are strengths and challenges?
School and Home Environment – What is your child’s experience within school and home learning?
Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better.
Summer is a magical time. It is free and open for exploration. We can use this context to personalize instruction for our children. When we listen to their interests, we can create curriculum which not only connects to the curriculum they have just experienced, but also to their own imagination and wonder.
Summer work becomes meaningful when we understand the goals. We should know what a student needs to work on in the major academic areas as well as in overall development. Be curious about reading, writing, math as well as art, drama, music. Create a list of goals you have for your child this summer.
Evolved Education partners with families to provide meaningful instruction to meet any academic goal. We do this either in person or remotely. We also offer interactive, online personalized curriculum for students. Our aim is to ensure your student learns well.
In sum, the golden rules for summer work include:
- Make the work meaningful by tying it to the student’s interest and curiosity
- Understanding the goals for your child’s summer work will ensure that it is purposeful
- Organize the work either on your own or in partnership with Evolved Education and your child
- Have fun and enjoy the change of pace