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Principal Kim D'Amico
As the school year comes to an end, the hallways are filled with students who are enthusiastic that summer vacation is approaching. Summer activities can provide hidden learning opportunities throughout vacation. Between all the busy nights of work, sporting events and camping trips, please take a moment to consider some of the ideas below:
● Encourage your child to visit the local library and check out a book. Reading is a “sport” with a 12-month season, so please ensure that your child makes it to “practice” every day.
● Take a rainy-day weekend and watch a classic film with your child. Films provide an opportunity to learn about history and life in a different era.
● Spend a day visiting a zoo, aquarium or NYS park. New experiences are around the corner, whether it’s viewing animal habitats from around the world or hiking through our local habitat.
● Teach your children how to play a card game. Playing cards can help children learn strategy and arithmetic.
● Create a nature scavenger hunt, learning about plants, animals and science can be exciting.
● Pick your own...whatever. Find a farm with blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, flowers, etc., and get picking.
● Spend a day cooking and baking. This is family time that can incorporate math skills as well as create a treat for your taste buds.
● Have your child be responsible for the grocery shopping list. This can incorporate math, help stay within a budget or practice planning meals.
● Whatever you choose to do with your family, there is an opportunity to integrate education into your weekly activities. Sometimes when children see new ways of learning the same topics it helps them cement the knowledge.