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2018 NH Summer Learning Challenge

The New Hampshire Department of Education has launched a 2018 Summer Learning Challenge in an effort to help students sustain and improve their skill levels and minimize the “summer slide” – the decline of achievement levels and retention of information while they are out of school.

The department has teamed up with MetaMetrics, an educational research group, which is offering reading and mathematics programs for parents and guardians to provide for their children. The programs – Find A Book NH and Summer Math Challenge – are free of charge, provide extensive opportunities to help children retain what they learned during the previous school year, and accomplishment certificates, so families can reward their children for all their learning during the summer months.

Find A Book NH
Find A Book NH assists parents and guardians in finding age appropriate books children might be interested in. The process is simple: Visit, enter in a child’s grade level, and choose a subject interest. After that, a list of books emerges featuring title, author, and ISBN number. The list can be printed out and used by parents to borrow from a library or purchase from a store. The list also includes an Amazon link and a link to libraries in the state that might have the book in its inventory.

Summer Math Challenge
The Summer Math Challenge is a six-week skills maintenance program for students who just finished grades 1 to 8. Parents or guardians visit and subscribe to an email, every weekday, between June 18, and July 27, 2018. Inside the email, families will find fun activities geared toward math skills students should have learned during the previous school year.

There are certificates available for families to print out for their children at the end of the summer, celebrating their accomplishments.

For more information, view these flyers:

NH Summer Math Flyer Acrobat Reader
volante de Matemáticas de verano Acrobat Reader
NH Summer Reading Flyer Acrobat Reader
volante de lectura de verano Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader Symbol Acrobat Reader format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.

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