December 17, 2014 – With just a few weeks to go until Christmas, Winter Break for our Glendora District is right around the corner. As students, teachers and parents eagerly look forward to two full weeks off of school, one question has to be asked. Aside from the holiday festivities, what are the kids going to do for two weeks? Have no fear! We have put together a few ideas that can help your students unplug and learn over this holiday break.
One thing that never goes out of style is reading. Whether it’s reading something festive like The Night Before Christmas or reading something off one of the many children’s bestsellers book lists, we encourage you to read with your students. Visit Barnes & Noble to stock up on some bestsellers. Or visit the Glendora Public Library to rent some of the classics.
Want your students to brush up on their fractions, time management, hand coordination and measuring skills? Then have them join you in the kitchen to cook up some good food. Bake some Christmas treats, make an old family recipe, or simply have them help you make dinner…the possibilities are endless. Just remember to closely monitor kitchen activity so no one gets hurt.
3) VISIT A MUSEUM
Want to get you and your kids out of the house then plan a trip to one of the many museums. If you haven’t been to the California Science Center to see the Endeavour space shuttle or if you’ve never been to the Zimmer Children’s Museum, this winter break is a great chance for you and your kids to see these educational sites that can only be found in Southern California. (Be sure to check holiday hours.)
4) SEE THE STARS
The Griffith Observatory has been open since 1935 and is truly a gem of Southern California. Check out their monthly “Public Telescopes and Star Party” on Dec. 27 and learn about the stars with your own eyes. Admission is always free and there are “free public telescopes available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear.” Be sure to bundle up!
For more holiday break ideas, check out “101 Things to Do with Children on Holiday Break” from The Bold Life.
We want to hear from you. What are some of your holiday break ideas and plans?
Regardless of what you and your kids do this holiday break, the Foundation hopes that you have a safe and wonderful time together. We will see you back in school on Jan. 5, 2015. The Glendora Education Foundation is a volunteer group of parents, businesses, and community members committed to providing vital financial support to enrich education in the Glendora Unified School District. This holiday resource post is made possible by the generous support of donors like you.
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