Each school year, warmer weather brings a sense of excitement that summer is rapidly approaching. Countdowns appear on whiteboards across the country as students and teachers alike anticipate summer vacation. It’s an opportunity to catch up on sleep, enjoy time outside with friends and family, and most of all - a break from homework, tests, and classes.
Unfortunately, this mental break can have a negative effect on all the hard work both students and teachers put in during the school year. Several months out of the classroom often means the abandonment of spelling tests, multiplication tables and science experiments. This begets the issue of summer learning loss or “summer slide”. When students go