Activities to give your students during winter break

Friday, December 21, 2012 -- Kristin Flynn

For many schools, today is the last day class is in session before winter break.  Students will be headed home to enjoy holiday and winter fun, but that doesn’t mean they need to put their learning on hold.  Edmentum™ is redefining the 21st century classroom and we know how much learning takes place outside the traditional classroom.  Here are some ideas to keep students active and engaged over winter break:

Read for pleasure.   
Remind your students that reading can be fun at any age.Whether your students are reading Christmas stories before bedtime or catching up on their favorite mystery series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to read for fun.   

For additional reading activities, check out our Edmentum Reading Suite, designed to motivate readers of all ages and ability levels.   

Fun Fieldtrips…for free!  
Encourage your students to utilize community resources like your local library. Students can engage in hours of learning activities and keep their skills sharp.

  • Attending a scheduled story time
  • Accessing library computers and internet services to play educational games
  • Using reliable, kid friendly resources to do homework
  • Attending  a puppet show, movie, or magician

Create a menu
The holiday season presents many opportunities to create and plan meals.  Math and the ability to tell time are essential when it comes to cooking.  Encourage your students to help their families with a meal from start to finish and encounter several learning opportunities along the way.

  • Search cookbooks or the web for a recipe, set a budget, and make a grocery list
  • Help measure, count, and mix ingredients
  • Practice writing skills by creating menus or invitations for the meal

Get Caught up
Help your students get ahead in school during winter break and throughout the year.  Whether your students have fallen behind grade-level or simply need to recover a course, it is important to use every opportunity available to get caught up.  Edmentum’s proven product offerings are as diverse as your learners’ needs, giving you effective educational options for every learner.

Share your winter break ideas on our comments section below. 

Have a happy and safe holiday break!