forward to them rather than see them as a chore?
As teachers, you can weave in some fun into holiday assignments that the class can look forward to sharing when they return to school. It’s all about being innovative and understanding the kids’ pulse. What are they most excited about? What are their interests? Knowing these small things can make a big difference.
For example, kids can create something interesting for a science class, an English assignment could include blogging, they can practice math with fun apps and games like Math Blaster, or check out other holiday-themed games.
Why Do We Need Holiday Homework?
How to Plan Holiday Homework for Kids
The best way for kids to experience science concepts is through activities and experiments. Based on the curriculum, you can assign a variety of projects. Teachers who are teaching air pressure can ask kids to put on a little show for their family with a ping pong and hair dryer. They can point a hair dryer up while it is turned on and place a ping pong in the direction of the air stream. The ping pong ball will remain afloat as long as it stays within the air stream. Once they are back in school, you can ask them whether it worked before proceeding with a lesson on air pressure or Bernoulli’s principle. Since kids tend to spend a lot of their time online, you could also ask them to explore online science games. With School of Dragons, kids can go on scientific quests and once they’re back after the holidays, kids can compare notes on how many quests they managed to successfully finish.
Holiday Homework for Teachers