What are my favorite outdoor educational activities?
I find that trips to the local zoo are opportunities to learn and research live while walking the grounds/zoo. We take notes together about whatever the interest may be. I always like to give the student the choice on what to take notes on because this motivates the writing/critical thinking skills. The library is a great choice as well and offers instant research material. The visit to such places gives the students a break from the boring sitting at the desk at home routine!
The summer is a great time for common core practice. Students "as early as" third grade should know how to write essays and summaries. Giving students a head start throughout the summer is strategic preparation. Writing skill tools are essential to master essays for common core testing.
The summer time is a great time to add continuing education to every child's needs! Reading comprehension, writing skills (summaries, essays, book reports), grammar, Pre-K head start, and kindergarten head start. Bridge the gap throughout the summer and give children the confidence they need for September's new school year.
Summer tutoring is a time to enrich education with the thought of preventing gaps and building bridges to get a head start. Improving grades and building skills should be a continuous process to keep the spark/creativity in motion. Reserve a place, in advance for July/August sessions. "See you soon."
Everyone wants to be student of the month every month. Why not practice school subject skills during the summer so those skills are excellent. Start collecting those student of the month certificates this year!!! Way to go!!!
The best way to make use of technology and its advances through the years, is to practice whenever possible. School assignments are great ways to research material and practice using technology on the Internet.
That old saying comes to mind, Practice makes Perfect!
Students always should continue with a summer plan with a study routine. Perhaps a small schedule toward a particular area in need of practice. Excellence comes from perfection.
Review, practice, and evaluate with tests. Get together with friends to form a group study, and possibly hire a tutor to help. This will be the most strategic way to prepare for the new school year ahead.
Many parents ask about textbooks for their children. I like to use a variety of methods when I teach like textbooks and workbooks in the given subjects. After interviewing the parents and children about the learning needs, I then put together a variety of work material to teach. My goal/objectives are to identify the exact areas to teach because each child is unique in their learning styles. The evaluations I make after the interview will help me put together the perfect curriculum for tutoring.