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Avoiding the Summer Slide

July 18, 2017

Written by Mrs. Semro, Middle Team Teacher The very word summer brings to my mind mental images of swimming pools, lightning bugs, baseball, and ice cream cones.  The smells of suntan lotion and outdoor grills being fired up are almost tangible and are what dreams are made of during the cold months of winter.  Schools and academic work are not traditionally what come to mind as one thinks of June and July. Slides should only refer to water parks and backyards.   However, increasingly, current and even older, established research, demonstrate what is commonly referred to as the "summer slide".  "Summer…

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