by Karen N. Nemeth
Diego and Mei-ling may be small, but they worked hard to learn in their preschool this year. They did a lot of preschool learning, social learning AND language learning, but what will happen to all that knowledge over the long weeks of summer leading up to the first day of kindergarten? The National Summer Learning Association is organizing Summer Learning Day on July 14, 2016. How can we support these efforts to focus on young DLLs?
My daughter and son-in-law are teachers in London. Their summer break is only 6 weeks long and they have several 2-week breaks during the year. I can see this makes a big difference in the school experience. In the U.S., the summer is more like a time that school just stops and a couple of months later something new starts up. September is challenging for the teachers AND the children. How can we help? Here are some ideas to try.