We are so excited to tell you about a few opportunities to help your children stay engaged over the summer.
The most important thing you can do this summer is to set a study schedule. Try working on a different subject each day for a set amount of time. For example, decide what will be covered on each day, like on Mondays work for 30 minutes on Math, Tuesdays for 30 minutes on Spanish, etc. Write the schedule on a calendar and mark off each day that the task was completed as planned.
Please take a look to see what can benefit your child:
Khan Academy is an amazing FREE resource for students of all grades to practice Science and Math! The material is personalized based on the students' needs. To get the most impact from Khan Academy, we recommend having your student practice in short bursts (20-30 minutes) at a time! Check out all they have to offer HERE!
Knowji is a Vocabulary App that's mission is to Empower people to be all they can be through education. The app is a creative way for students to learn vocabulary through cartoon illustrations, audio pronunciations, easy-to-understand definitions, and example sentences. that can be used on apple and android products. Check out the apps website HERE!
Keeping up with summer reading should be at the top of your students to do list! We recommend practicing mind mapping (pictured above), chapter summaries and character lists while reading your novels. This will help with recall once classes start! If you would like to learn more about Mind Mapping, check out the link HERE!
At Academic Independence, we recommend reading novels based on History. Some of the novels that we recommend are Switching Well and/or Evolution of Calpurnia Tate for Texas History. For US History we recommend Johnny Tremain and Across Five Aprils (but really any novel based on US History will work).