1. Things To Do Before School Breaks -Things to do during school breaks include reviewing skills your child has learned and preparing for instruction to come. To do this effectively, you need to plan ahead. Learn what to do to get ready for school breaks coming during the holiday season and during spring break.
2. Review Your Child's IEP or 504 Plan - Get Ready To Do IEP ReviewsHas your child's IEP been reviewed within the last year? If not, mark your calendar now as a reminder to call the IEP team chairperson at school to ask about the date to conduct the annual review. This suggestion goes for 504 plans as well.
3. Brush up on Reading Skills - Continue Practicing Reading, Learning VocabularyEncourage your child to continue your summer reading schedule over the school break and right up to the beginning of school. That's the best way to prepare for the coming school year.
It's not a bad idea to start reading Accelerated Reader List books now so your child will be ahead. Try to stay ahead on your school's reader requirements during the school year to combat those last minute cries of "Mom, tomorrow is the last day to take my accelerated reader test."
- Build reading fluency with these ideas and activities.
- Sharpen skills with these activities to teach reading developmentally.
- Elementary children can benefit from building sight word vocabulary.
- More strategies and tips to build reading skills for all ages.
4. Practice Math - Practicing Math in Summer to Get Ready for SchoolKeep math skills sharp by:
- Focusing on the specific math skills your child needs to know with these strategies.
- Familiarize yourself with common types of skill deficits children with learning disabilities may have.
- Find math skills tutorials and worksheets to address your child's specific skill deficits.
5. Practice Writing During School Breaks to Get Ready for SchoolContinue working on writing skills during break to be in top shape for the coming school year.
- Try these strategies to build and strengthen your child's writing skills.
- Find fun ways to develop fine motor skills.
- Try multisensory methods to practice letter formation and spelling
- Strengthen your elementary child's writing skills.
- Spelling and Writing Activities
- Cursive Writing for Learning Disabilities