DS only has 12 days of school left, including today, and I'm trying to work out what I want him to do over the summer. He's made an amazing amount of progress in second grade, and I don't want him to lose any of that. Here's what will be happening for sure:
1) He'll continue working with an Orton Gillingham tutor three times a week for four hours total: three hours of reading and one hour of math.
2) He'll participate in the library's summer reading program, with the difference this year that I'll require all of the reading time he accrues to be his own reading. In previous summers the large majority of his summer reading was actually summer listening. I want to especially encourage him to move up to chapter books. There are several series of books that he enjoys and that are within his reading level, but he's reluctant to read them on his own. I'm hoping this is mainly because he gets burnt out with seven hours of school a day and three hours of tutoring a week and the freedom of the summer will encourage him to read more.
He went from not being able to count to 20 at the end of first grade to doing basic multiplication at the end of second grade. Math is now his favorite subject. He'll have the one hour of tutoring a week, but I'd like to encourage him to do more. I'm trying to figure out how to go about doing this. I'm sure some kids would do fine with one of those "summer bridge" workbooks, but DS expresses frequent disdain for all the worksheets he does at school, so I don't want to force him to do worksheets over the summer. Any ideas?
Do you have your kids do any assigned work over the summer? Do you just encourage them to read? Do you not do anything and just hope their skills don't go downhill?