Learner Success Tools
At Vision Charter Academy it is our goal to give every learner and his/her family a voice and a choice in their education so they can achieve. We do that in many ways: outstanding teachers providing classroom instruction, strong support for parents providing instruction at home, exceptional homeschool support through Highly Qualified Consultants, quality curriculum, a broad range of assessments to identify student needs, and a system of support resources and tools for every learner at every level. This web site provides more information and access to the tools available for our learners.
Research shows most students lose up to TWO MONTHS of math and reading skills over the summer. Here are some fun ways to help your child maintain, and possibly even improve, their skills.
- Read something every day - comics, recipes, road signs, books, magazines, ingredients on the back of boxes, etc.
- Read aloud - read to your child and let him/her read to you.
- Participate in summer programs at the local libraries (see the June Vision Voice and the VCA FaceBook page for more about available options).
- Go to Epic! and use the Class Code mre3908. Select any of the three "students" to get access to thousands of online books at all reading levels.
- Write something every day - shopping list, "to-do" list, favorite things list, etc.
- Write a blog.
- Write a letter to a friend or relative. Write in complete sentences using correct punctuation and spelling.
- Write a journal.
- Write a review of a favorite book or movie.
- Publish a magazine.
- Look for opportunities to count stuff - cars, animals, flowers, people, etc.
- Give your child a ruler or tape measure and let them measure things.
- Let your child help you measure ingredients when you're cooking. Help them figure out how to increase or decrease the amounts by multiplying or dividing.
- Look for and identify shapes in buildings, nature, road signs, etc.
- Check out the 50 fun and simple math activities here.
- Take a pencil and paper or calculator along when you go shopping and let your kids figure out the total as you shop.
- Let your child figure out what coins and bills are needed to pay for purchases and how much change they will get back.