Learning is a lifelong adventure that should continue when the school day ends! Each month, I will share some learning opportunities for students and families. This is not traditional homework and will not be collected. I would love to know what you try and the cool things you are discovering. Be sure to let me know about what you’ve learned!
Each day of your life should include reading. Picture books, chapter books, poetry, information books, cartoons, news, instructions, letters, recipes….reading is all around us and your day after school should include time to read. The more you read, the more you know and the stronger you grow. Research shows that the more students read, the better they get at reading. It’s the best thing you can do to grow as a learner (and a person)!
In addition to the Home Opportunity ideas, here are some other ways to encourage responsibility and learning after the school day ends:
Ask your child to help with some chores- such as setting the table, clearing the dishes, helping a sibling, etc.
Cook together. Give your child a job to help prepare dinner.
Ask your child what he/she is most proud of for that day and what was the hardest thing that happened that day. Enjoy conversation together!
Play a board game together.
Read together and talk about what you are reading.
Let your child play- build, draw, put together puzzles.