Ways to Prevent the Summer Slide!

Tools To Keep Your Skills Sharp Over The Summer Break

What is the "Summer Slide"?

Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year when they do not read or practice skills over the summer.
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Listed below are some websites and apps that can help prevent the "summer slide"

My personal favorite.... MOBYMAX

MobyMax will continue to issue your child lessons specific to their level and their needs throughout the summer. As a bonus, the kids LOVE to earn their game time as they complete more and more levels :)


Student usernames are their first initial and last name
Passwords are just their first and last initial
Example: LCopeland
Example: LC


Teacher Username: LCopelandIHES
student password: first and last initial

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

We will be participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge again this year. Students that reach their goal and return their log will be able to check out an extra book next year. Reading logs were sent home this week and last. If you would like to log minutes online, the username and password are in the upper-hand right corner of the reading log.

For more information about the Scholastic Reading Challenge (or any of our reading programs), please see our reading programs page on the library website.


Log minutes directly at http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2017/kids

BrainPop Jr.

You can access BrainPop Jr. from the Discus website: (http://scdiscus.org/discus-kids/)


You can access TumbleBooks from the York County Library website (http://www.yclibrary.org/). Look under "Digital Content" in the blue bar on the left hand side.
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No computer access? No problem!

The ideas below describe ways you can prevent the summer slide without the use of a computer.

Visit your local library!

Help your child find “right fit” books. Right fit books are books that are of high interest to your child and are not beyond their reading level. You can use the five finger test to determine if the book is too difficult for your child. Open the book to a page with many words.

Have your child begin reading the text. Hold up a finger for each word he/she does not know. If you have 4 or 5 fingers up, the text may be too difficult for your child to read independently. Feel

free to still check out the book! It just may be a book you want to read with your child.

Play Games!

Play games with words or adding and subtracting. Commercial games such as Apples to Apples improves vocabulary. You can easily turn a game of hopscotch or 4 square into a game that incorporates learning letters or sight words.


Have a great summer, Pirates!

-Mrs. Copeland