This has been a topsy-turvy first two months of the new year, weather wise. It has resulted in numerous bus cancellations and “snow days”. On those days we usually get a small number of students coming to school, and they are given a fun, yet educational, modified program for the day. I know that many students don’t come on those days for a variety of valid reasons….such as transportation issues or the opportunity to spend some quality family time together.
The upcoming March Break is another great opportunity for students or whole families to participate in fun, educational experiences. For families where the parents have to work that week, the town, museum and library are all running excellent creative programs, for a nominal cost or free. For more info, contact the town (705-549-7453), museum (705-549-2150), or the library (705-549-7164).
For those able to spend time with your children over the break, the bonding opportunities are endless. Practice literacy and numeracy skills by participating in activities such as using a recipe to cook a meal together, reading a book together, playing a board game or using measurements & Lego to build something creative.
At home, promote your child’s physical and mental wellbeing by being active, whether going skating or skiing, tobogganing or simply building snow forts in the back yard. For those who are able to head South, good for you.
Whatever the children do, I hope they return re-energized, to work hard and play hard for the remainder of the school year. Have a great March Break, everyone.