Reviews - What do customers think about Summer Bridge Activities: 6th to 7th Grade?
Summer Bridge since Kindergarten! Jul 5, 2008
My husband started my son with Summer Bridge in kindergarten. He is now going into 7th grade. He's always done very well in school (straight A's) and I think SB keeps his mind fresh. We started our daughter on SB last year. There are activities for all subjects and some use of the internet is needed for research for the older kids. SB also suggests age appropriate books for your child to read. The answers are posted in the back of the book to check your child's work...let's face it, we've been out of school for a while!
Terrific help for summer days Jul 25, 2007
We've had these books for various ages and they are terrific. Your child does not have to feel like they are having school all summer, but they are doing enough to stay sharp and on top of their skills and knowledge. Well-organized book to use in summer and throughout the year, to review or work on specific areas.
Thank you Jul 5, 2007
This book is easy to use but full of need-to-know items. My son has really enjoyed it. The character lessons are also a great way to talk to my son at a level he understands.
Start 7th Grade without missing a step! Jul 3, 2007
Our local PTA got Summer Bridge books for all the students when my oldest child was in the First Grade. I have purchased them for my children every year since then. This year they actually reminded me to get them! I have them do three pages, every three days. It usually is done within 40 minutes, some days a little more - some a little less. This book, paired with 30 minutes of daily reading, really keeps all that they have learned fresh in their mind. It also gives them an opportunity to learn some new things, if something in the book was not covered in their class. We take advantage of the occasional "I never learned this in my school", to discover the answers to those questions. This particular edition is strong on math, social studies and science. It even has experiments to do with common household items. My child was at first overwhelmed by the prospect of doing a science experiment, but quickly overjoyed when the creation fizzed all over the kitchen counter! Everyone in the family had to do the experiment then. It was so much fun. Luckily, all the ingredients (water, vinegar, and baking soda) are natural cleaning materials. The kitchen counters sparkled after wiping everything dry! I highly recommend this book, and the series for any grade. It gives children confidence for the coming school year, and they still have plenty of time for summer fun. They won't feel that panic and anxiety of "I forgot everything over the summer" when school starts.
Top of his class Jun 3, 2007
I first purchased the Summer Bridge series for 5th to 6th grade because my son was switching school districts and I was afraid he was going to be a little behind because the curriculum in the new district was more stringent. We used this book throughout the summer to keep his skills as well as to teach skills he hadn't learned yet. My son ended up with a 4.0 and was recommended for Advanced Placement Math in 7th grade. We used it again for 6th to 7th, and again another 4.0. But I knew it was a success when my son brought home a Language Arts paper at the end of 7th grade. At the beginning of the school year, his teacher had the class write down what they did over the summer. The teacher decided to keep the papers until the end of the year. My son wrote that he enjoyed doing the workbooks because he got rewards and he "didn't forget what he learned the year before" and "stayed ahead of his class" and "got on the honor roll". Imagine my surprise!! What a great book!!