Why are we expecting students to participate in summer reading and math? We chose these requirements because it is crucial to fighting summer learning loss. Summer reading and math are essential tools to reconnect with those skills and better prepare students for the upcoming year. Here you will see an infographic that summarizes what we know about how much information and skills can decline during the extended break. It is very important that you complete the activities for the grade you are entering, as these packets will be a significant driving piece in your new teacher’s instruction and planning. Take your time, and do not try to get it all done at one time. We cannot wait to see you all back in August! Keep up the hard work!