It is hard to believe that summer is almost here! Summer can be a time when we all relax and break our normal routines. Children, however, LOVE and CRAVE routines because it makes them feel safe in knowing what is happening next and they are able to count on certain things happening. A summer routine will hopefully look differently than a school year routine but perhaps is even more important because students often get the “summer slide”. The summer slide is when students lose some of their grade level skills because they aren’t practicing or applying the skills learned from the previous year. Here are some helpful tips to use in the “summer routine” to reduce the summer slide. Have a great summer! It is a great day to be a Centralia Panther!