Tips on Avoiding the “Summer Slide”

By: Sarah Meikle/ Most of you have heard the term, “Summer Slide”, but, you may be wondering how to avoid it in your family. Summer slide is when a student loses some of the academic achievement gains that were made during the previous school year. This could be in reading skills or any other academic…

I’m ready for kindergarten!

By: Carrie Shrier,/ Take time this summer to prepare your child for kindergarten The first day of the school year for tens of thousands of Michigan children will arrive around Labor Day, and standing among them will be many children brand new to school. The incoming kindergarteners, with their brand new school clothes and shiny shoes,…