Q. After a slow start, my 8 year old son ended the school year on a high note. What can I do to keep that momentum going so next school year is even better?
A. Congratulations on your son’s accomplishments this year! In order to stop academic regression, be sure to keep him engaged in regular academic work during a part of the day during the 10-11 weeks of summer break. Start out by reviewing grade level skills he recently learned, and then “jump ahead” to the beginning of the next grade level skills. Enrolling in a program that offers advanced academics for a part of the summer would give him confidence as he begins the next school year. Summer work should be balanced with fun and physical activities, too! Best of luck next year!
Jill Guthrie \ Head of School \ The Guthrie School www.guthrieschool.com