BURTON GLEN, Mich., Dec. 10, 2014—While student
excitement builds toward winter break, Burton Glen Charter Academy’s principal
is reminding parents about the importance of keeping children engaged in
learning even during the holidays.
weeks is a long time if students completely avoid reading and math activities,”
said DeNesha Rawls-Smith, principal at Burton Glen Charter Academy. “We would
like to see parents limit television time and encourage their children to
devote a few hours a day to activities that stretch their minds.”
shared five fun ways parents can incorporate learning into all of the family
fun during the holidays. Winter break
activities can include:
for pleasure: Find your favorite holiday book and have your child read
aloud for family members and friends. See how many books they can read during
their winter break.
Cooking a Lesson: Have your child help make holiday treats for family,
friends, or neighbors. Have them help with the measuring, baking time, and even
attach a homemade card.
Write, Write: `Tis the season to spread joy! Have your child write notes or
cards and practice their spelling and handwriting.
Game Night: Invite family, friends, or neighbors over for some friendly
competition. Use reading, math, and problem solving skills during this evening
Most of Car Rides: Have your child count cards, read street signs, or
practice math facts with flashcards.
students engage in learning opportunities during the holiday break it will only
help them as they re-enter the classroom in January,” Rawls-Smith said.
Glen Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving students in
kindergarten through eighth grade.