For a Better Start to the School Year
It may still be summer, but school will be back in session before you know it! Did you know that your child might be heading back to school at an academic disadvantage? It’s true; over the summer, students’ learning momentum can drop off, which means that it can take up to two months for students to get back into the groove of learning.
Two months is a long time to be simply re-adjusting to the classroom setting, especially since other students are prepared to learn from the moment they return to the classroom.
You can help your child beat the summer brain drain and start the new school year on a high note with a few small tweaks to your family’s summer routine and help from Oxford Learning.
The back-to-school countdown has already begun! Oxford Learning helps students and families beat the brain drain and have a successful transition back to the classroom with these Countdown Tips for Back To School.
Have a Successful Back-To-School Season!
Back-to-School Tip #1:
Start watching the clock. Time has a way of slipping away during the summer, especially where sleep in concerned. It can seem less important to enforce that 8 o’clock bedtime when there isn’t any place to be in the morning. The problem is that sleeping in or staying up just a little bit later can wreak havoc on sleeping patterns, throwing a wrench into the gears when it’s time to follow a stricter sleep schedule. Sticking to set bedtimes and morning wakeup times keep a child’s sleeping habits routine, and means less disruptions when summer time becomes school time.
Tip: Use an alarm clock, even in the summer. If your child has never had an alarm clock before, summer is a great time to introduce one. Putting an alarm clock in your child’s bedroom can help with developing time management skills.
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Thank you to all the supporters of the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes 2009. Special thanks to all the people who volunteered their time to organize the events. We surpassed expectations.
- Huron Perth $38,000
- London $126,000
Thank you to all local sponsors and supporters:
TELUS, Lifescan, Bayer, Medtronic, Animas, Lerners LLP, Gary’s No frills, Medix School, SERT, Mike Carne Signs, Collins Creations, Best Paw Forward, Craig Douglas – Juggler, Dotsy’s, Porky’s, South London Infiniti Nissan, Nick Paparelli, Brandon Bowen, My property Guys.com, St Johns Ambulance, Walkom’s Value Mart-Mitchell, Oxford Learning, Perth Care for Kids, Sunrype, Steve Young, Chapman’s Ice cream, Sobeys, A&P, Scholars Choice, Robert Q travel, Four Points by Sheraton, Perth Communications, London Knights, CAMI automotive, A Channel, Daryl’s Hi-Energy Bars, Children’s Hospital, Aviv Insurance, Southside Construction, Country Depot-Mitchell, Giant Tiger, Maple Leaf foods – St Mary’s, 7’Eleven Stratford, great Lakes New Holland, Uniac Insurance – Mitchell, West Perth Fire Fighters Association, Foodland – Stratford, Monkton Lions Club, Mitchell Optimist Club
Team Oxford Learning:
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Summer: it’s on everybody’s minds and lips now that school is out.
It’s all we can think and talk about too!
Here are just some of the summer topics that we’ve been talking about:
- What to do and what not to do this summer
- How to turn summer moments into learning moments
- Preventing summer learning loss
- The 20 best things to do this summer
- Summer learning grade by grade
What’s great is that we’re not the only ones talking about summer learning!
Radio personality John Tesh on his show “Intelligence For Your Life” discussed the importance of incorporating learning into the family’s summer plans and even offered some summer learning tips.
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