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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Solstice: Let the Sun Shine!

Tomorrow marks the day with the most hours of sunlight during the year, also known as the summer solstice. The word solstice is from the Latin word solstitium. Sol means sun and stitium is to stop. The solstice is the day on which the sun appears to stop, giving us some extra hours of daylight.

In many parts of the country, families will take advantage of the extra daytime hours with fishing, swimming, biking, camping, hiking, and many other outdoor activities to begin the official start of summer vacation.

Excel Math has a six-week summer edition so students of all ages and abilities can continue to learn math concepts over the summer. For over 35 years, Excel Math has been a proven method to help kids from Kindergarten through Grade 6 achieve measurable results. The unique spiraling process is an important component of the program that leads to mastery and long-term competency for each student. Students regularly review concepts throughout the lessons while developing a solid foundation of skills. Read more about Excel Math on our website.

This year the summer solstice will occur on June 21 in the in the northern hemisphere. During this time, the winter solstice begins in the southern hemisphere.) Around December 21 the solstices are reversed and winter begins in the northern hemisphere.

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