There’s no more denying it – summer is just about up. And within the next few weeks, everyone will be headed back to school, from middle school students to all of us doctoral candidates. But no matter what grade or class you’re prepping for, whether it’s AP US History or Algebra II, this is the time to get a jump on the year ahead and make sure that you’re as ready as can be.
One of the thorniest problems middle schoolers face every summer is learning loss: while away from the school environment, children risk losing academic skills and rolling back growth achieved during the year. By introducing fun educational activities into your child’s summer schedule, you can help them maintain or even improve their academic level in preparation for the next school year.
Among the many camps to choose from in NYC this summer, our colleagues over at Art Kids have put together a fantastic week-long program that exposes students aged 4-16 to the theatre world in NY and cultivates their acting and production skills.
The Middle School Maze is back with a 2013 summer reading list!
With July and August just ahead of us, the summer is rife with opportunity to read. While you’re not in school, reading can take on a life of it’s own. Books become openings to new worlds, not the sign of dreaded after-school tasks.
In the Middle School Maze, we offer homework help tips and adacemic support strategies.
When confronted with a large homework assignment, knowing where and how to begin can be a challenge, especially for middle school students. Today, we turn to note taking, the foundation of any strong essay or academic project. Find a quiet spot - say the central library in Cambridge, your local New York library branch, or the comfort of your bedroom - and let's get started!
The middle school years are an exciting turning point during which students start to develop tangible academic skills.
Middle school patterns set the stage for long-term academic interests and intellectual passion. Between 11-15, the imagination is ripe, unfiltered, curious…It's prime time to start writing with gusto and abandon.
The most effective way to keep a middle-school student engaged in learning through the summer is to make academics fun and relevant.