The Nine Days of March Break

The students will be off school from March 9th until March 17th. Here are some things you might consider doing with your child.

1. Capture your activities. Use a digital camera or drawings and capture things you do over the break. Send in the photos or make your own book. You could make your own version of an’ I can see’ book. Have a look at Benn’s book at http://wecanseeprojectsharingspace.blogspot.ca/2013/03/i-can-see-by-benn.html

2. Dice games. Grab two die and start rolling. Play adding games. Roll and add the numbers. See how fast you can go.

3. Go for an ‘I wonder’ walk. Walk around your neighbourhood and talk about the things you see. What do you notice? Together you can investigate the wonderings.

4. Read, read, read. This goes without saying, it’s extremely important to continue to read every day. Here are some online reading resources. http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library/Index/?AgeGroup=3  

http://www.storylineonline.net/

5. Take a trip to our local library or check out our online books at the local library.

http://www.georgina-library.com/KidsResources.html

6. Come to the school and walk around the pond. Talk about what you see. What seasonal changes are happening? Discuss the creatures that live in the pond. What are they doing?

7. Check out a new app. If you have a device at home check out http://digital-storytime.com/

8. Check out things to do in our community. Visit The ROC, the Sutton Pool or go for a hike in one of York Regional’s Forests.

9. Take some time to unwind and talk as a family. Yes, talk. Build vocabulary and work on holding thoughts and repeating thoughts. Have fun and enjoy the time.

Happy March Break.

Thanks to Matt Gomez  @mattBGomez for the inspiration for the blog entry.

 

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About mrsharrisonlsps

I'm a Kindergarten teacher who is running a Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Discovery Educator Star.
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