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LPSS Provides Learning Resources for a Smart Summer

The Lafayette Parish School System wants students to have a Smart Summer and is excited to share additional summer learning activities and resources to encourage and support continued learning during the summer months. During summer breaks, students can experience a loss in learning known as the "summer slide." Statistics show that learning loss can occur during summer months if childrens’ minds aren’t periodically engaged in some type of learning activities.

Located on the LPSS website, families can easily access core subject information in math and English language arts by grade level. These colorful one-page flyers briefly describe learning that students may have missed last year and what learning will occur in the upcoming year. It also provides suggested activities for parents and students. For example, everyone can agree that reading is critical, but parents can build upon that skill by having students read aloud, sing nursery rhymes, take turns reading, or ask students to summarize what was read. To enhance math skills, ask students to write fractions using dominoes or give probability with dice. Everyday items such as coins are great for students to practice counting and addition.

These great Smart Summer resources can be found here: (https://sites.google.com/lpssonline.com/elearn/smart-summer). We encourage all of our families to review these flyers and incorporate learning into everyday home life during the summer.  Additional resources can also be found on the LPSS eLearn site (https://sites.google.com/lpssonline.com/elearn).