Retaining Knowledge through the Summer

My kids come to me in the fall remembering very little from the previous year. We spent three days on nouns at the beginning of the year. Three days! In 9th grade!

Who knows what our students, especially those in urban settings like mine, go through during the summer. As a school, we have tried to brainstorm ways to keep our kids engaged during the summer months. However, these activities are a lot of talk with little action behind them at the moment.

What strategies have you used or heard of to keep kids engaged through the summer and retain the knowledge and skills they need for the next grade?

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