GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,
Dec. 10, 2014—While
student excitement builds toward winter break, River City Scholars Charter Academy’s
principal is reminding parents about the importance of keeping children engaged
in learning even during the holidays.
work to maximize every minute of the school day when our students are here, so
for winter break we are encouraging our parents to plan some educational
activities into each day to keep our scholars’ minds fresh,” said Brennecke
shared five fun ways parents can incorporate learning into all of the family
fun during the holidays. Winter break
activities can include:
Reading 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.
Make 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, Write: `Tis the season to spread joy! Have
your child write notes or cards and practice their spelling and handwriting.
Host a Game Night: Invite family, friends, or neighbors
over for some friendly competition. Use reading, math, and problem solving
skills during this evening of fun!
Make the Most of Car Rides: Have your child count cards, read
street signs, or practice math facts with flashcards.
weeks without any reading or math can really impact the positive momentum built
during the first half of the school year,” Hinojosa said. “These simple tips
can ensure students are ready to pick up where they left off when they return
City Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving students in grades
kindergarten through eighth.