| Can you believe August is just around the corner?! I have been thoroughly enjoying summer this year, but I’m also super excited to get back to school. With that said, did you know that more than half of students lose up to forty percent of the previous year’s gains during the summer break?!! That is a huge loss for our students and can really take a toll on their confidence heading into Kindergarten. It also takes about three weeks for children to adjust to an earlier bedtime and wake up time. I don’t know about your household, but for us, this is always one of the big things we struggle with when looking at what we need to do to get ready for back to school. Keeping those things in mind, we came up with the perfect solution to help with both areas for our soon-to-be Kindergartners: our Back to School Boot Camp!!|
Our Back to School Boot Camp was created last year with these specific needs in mind. We still do lots of fun activities including story time, art, fine motor skills, large motor skills, snack time and phonics fun to list a few. Our format is similar to what they will experience in a Kindergarten class including the three hour time frame. Last year we found that many of our students had forgotten basic skills that they had previously mastered and over the course of our two week program they progressed super fast and were able to gain those skills back. Our student to teacher ratio (only 10 students max) for this class is much smaller than what they will experience when they attend Kindergarten in a few short weeks. This allows them to get the specific help they need, all in a comfortable setting without being overwhelmed with the busyness of a full Kindergarten classroom.
We have just a few spots left in our amazing boot camp and are opening it up to former students and the general public. If you have a friend that is interested in joining us, they are more than welcome! Spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis. Our class will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning August 3rd and ending August 12th. Drop Off will begin at 8:50, with class beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 12:00 PM. Boot Camp is a great deal at only $50 with no registration fee, supplies and snacks included in the cost. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns or to get registered for our camp!!
I hope to see you all at Boot Camp soon!