Homework for the holidays? It’s not that bad…

By: Lisa McDivitt Email
By: Lisa McDivitt Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Alright, so homework is the last thing students want to be thinking about as their semester ends. But school officials do recommend some fun ways to maintain what you've learned so far this year.

"I'm really excited because I get to take a break from school work," says Kameron Lucas, a 5th Grader at Pear Park Elementary. Over the next two weeks, he's planning to snowboard at Powderhorn, hang out with friends, and play with the switch blade helicopter he's asked for for Christmas. He explains, "It's like a helicopter that turns into a jet." Ah, winter break.

"It's a nice break for students, it's important for them to spend time with family and people who are important to them," says Cheri Taylor, who is the principal at Pear Park Elementary. She wants students to enjoy their vacation, but also encourages them not to completely abandon their studies.

So she recommends journaling, which will help them practice their writing. "Have them journal the things that are memorable to them, the important things that happen to them."

Another thing winter break is good for? "It's always a great time to curl up on the couch and read with your child. But read a fun book, read something they enjoy," says Taylor.

Kameron says he'll consider journaling, and will probably read a book or two. But he'll focus more on sticking with his favorite subject, which is math.

"I’ll try and make my parents give me math problems. Like division and multiplication." Now that's dedication.

While your kids might be busy reading or writing, or hanging out with friends, if you're a parent, it can also change up your schedule. We'd like to know what your tips are for parents who have to adjust for having their kids home for the next two weeks. Just leave us a comment, and have a nice winter break.


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