Keep kids learning during winter break

Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 12:59:58-05
Winter break is here for Treasure Valley students, and kids can still stay on track with learning even during vacation.
Mark Plummer, a teacher with INSPIRE Connections Academy, recommends a few ways for families to sneak in a lesson in a fun way.
  • Discuss holiday shopping. Learn about available cash, discounts, etc.
  • Work on directions and reading maps as you're traveling.
  • Explore the science of weather. Kids can measure snow totals, monitor the temperature and present their own weather forecast at home.
  • Bake or cook with kids and work on fractions and measurements.
  • Put a bird feeder outside and get a bird guide from your local library to learn more about the birds that come visit.
  • Look for authors who specialize in winter themes, or read a book set in winter. Kids can write their own winter themed stories.
  • Work on an art project, incorporating snow flakes and snow themes.

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