Returning for the ninth year… Summer Bridge Tutoring! This program is designed to reinforce concepts learned over the past year, while introducing concepts to be taught next year. Mr. Lorie will work with students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The program is intended to be both educational and fun. It is not simply drill and kill for one hour … material will be presented through games, manipulatives will be utilized, and interactive problem solving will be a part of each session. Groups will consist of no more than 9 students and will meet for one hour every other week throughout the summer. This will help combat the “summer setback” … the regression that can occur over the summer as students forget some of what they learned from the previous year. In addition, we will utilize front-loading … introducing students to a variety of topics so that they will have an initial grasp of the material when they are re-presented with it during the academic year. Included in weekly packets will be Common Core Tasks similar to those that students will work on during the academic year.