EDGEWOOD, Ky. - The dog days of summer are over, and students are starting to file into classrooms for another year of learning. But what happens when you forget something you were taught last year?
Elementary schools in Kenton County have come up with a way to make sure that doesn't happen — it's appropriately called a 'flashback'. Beth King is using it in her fourth grade classroom at Hinsdale Elementary School.
“You're going back to the past. We use worksheets and assessment tools and things that review material that we've taught before," she said. "But we don't just do it at the beginning of the year to review summer material. We use them all year long."
Remembering schoolwork during the summer isn’t a problem just for grade school students. High school students also face the problem.
“At the beginning of the year, we do a review from last year which helps because a lot of people forget over the summer," said Jenna Webster, a junior at Scott High School. "I really like that because if I just started off new, I would be totally lost."
With one week until the start of class, Scott High School’s principal, Dr. Brennon Sapp, says his teachers are narrowing their focus on making students feel comfortable. “We don't jump right in and start reading from the books and doing all the stuff the first day," he said. "It's very important for them to reconnect with us and their friends."
No matter the age of your student, educators in all grades agree there's one important thing you need to do for your child before they walk through the doors on the first day of school: Get your child into a bedtime routine now.
“There are a lot of kids out there that are used to going to bed super late and sleeping in, and it takes their bodies sometimes to adjust," King said.
Teachers and students also say that the subject that is the most difficult to remember during the summer months is math — and they have trouble with the subject the first few weeks of school.
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