Christmas Break started for our SuperBug on Friday afternoon. He is looking forward to a couple of weeks (yes, you read right, weeks) out. We were a bit worried. We know how much information students can lose if they are not in school. Fortunately for us, SuperBug has an AWESOME teacher who has thought of everything to keep the kids on task during the time out.
|Yes, that is a pot on his head
First, if you have been following the blog for a while, you know that I and SuperBug love to read. It’s something we both look forward to everyday. Currently, Superbug reads a minimum of 30 minutes a day for his school and as a requirement of FatherWinter and I. To ensure the reading continues and there is a fun incentive for students to read, SuperBug’s teacher has included a reading sheet that has some really cool prompts that must be followed before reading can commence. Yesterday’s prompt invited Superbug to grab a stuffed animal and read out loud to it. You’d think an 8-year-old boy would look a bit sideways at a stuffed animal reading, but our son took it in stride and read to a toy his grandmother had given him some time back. Today’s prompt invited Superbug to read with a pot on top of his head. It was certainly something we’d never tried before, but funny to look at and different from the norm. I decided, after reading the prompts, that I would have to take pictures everyday of his readings and would turn them in with the initial sheets behind the prompts. Superbug also has math worksheets that he must do daily. In addition, his class is currently studying the Roman culture. So, I’m making sure we do some fun and interesting study on that as well.
It’s going to be an interesting Winter Break for sure. Let’s see how motivated we can keep SuperBug. Looking forward to tallyling it all up with pictures.