We are down to just two weeks left of school here at the Moscato Household. I am fairly confident that I am even more excited about Summer than the girls are. No alarm for three months?!! Yes, please! But what I am already finding interesting is how different the girls school lives are right now. The Teen has been doing more studying than I have seen her do all year getting ready for the finals and EOCs that seem to be happening daily. It's like there is one big final push right here at the end of the year. Midge on the other hand… is watching movies and having Field Day. Now, I am not complaining – goodness knows I adore Midge's teacher this year and equally adore the school… it just worries me that they seem already kinda “done” learning and I worry about the “Summer Brain Drain” starting already. That is why I am counting down the days until June 22nd when the Brain Chase Summer Learning Challenge begins!
Brain Chase is a five week Summer Learning Challenge that keeps kids engaged and entertained while making sure to keep key skills like reading, writing, and math in the forefront of their minds! You've heard the phrase “use it or lose it” right? Well did you know that kids can lose up to two months of learning during the summer? Talk to any teacher and they will tell you the entire first month of the new school year is trying to get kids to remember what they forgot over summer vacation. With Brain Chase kids complete fun challenges in as little as one hour a day to keep all of those vital skills active.
This year's challenge is titled Brain Chase: The Sunstone of Cortés. Challengers will participate in five weekly challenges to find the treasure of the SunStone. You can check out their cool interactive dashboard for a sneak peek in to what is to come. Check out the official trailer to meet the characters and learn more about the Brain Chase Challenge:
But, this isn’t just fiction—there’s a real treasure buried somewhere on Earth. It’s a gold-plated, mechanical device hiding a key to a nearby safety deposit box containing a $10,000 college scholarship fund. Each day challengers will have the chance to log in and pinpoint where they think the buried treasure is based on the clues from the chase. If you’re the first to solve the riddle within a two-mile radius, we’ll fly you and a chaperone to the treasure site to claim the treasure.
As a bonus, all Brain Chase registrants will now have the opportunity to choose to participate in a language module as part of their online academic work. The language module, if selected, will replace the writing module. Students will be required to complete 2 lessons (a total of a little over an hour) each week in order to fulfill their language requirement and unlock the next episode. Students will be allowed to choose from 30+ languages when they register, and will have a week at the beginning of the program in which to switch languages if they prefer. Rosetta Stone will be part of the all-inclusive pass to the best online curriculum providers that comes with Brain Chase registration.
BrainChase is excited to reward teachers for their help in spreading the word about their Summer Learning Challenge as well. No one knows how bad Summer Brain Drain is more than a teacher, so BrainChase is offering a referral program for teachers to help them earn school supplies for the upcoming school year. Free school supplies plus a lack of brain drain?!! Sounds like the recipe for a great start to the school year! Check out the Teacher Referral Program here.
Midge is already registered and could not be more excited about joining in the Brain Chase Challenge. You can enroll your children now to secure their spot. Regular pricing is just $199 but Brain Chase has a new Premium Package which includes the Brain Chase registration plus a Brain Chase-branded adventure backpack, a Brain Chase t-shirt and Sunstone of Cortés patch! Each challenger will receive awesome adventure items to help with the chase as well. Remember our seeds…