Are you worried that during Winter Break your child might forget all of the school smarts he or she has acquired since August? Duval County Public Schools has at least a partial solution: Winter Holiday Student Activity Packets.
The district is offering learning packets in math, reading and science for grades K-11 available for free download online at their website. They are also providing technology-supported student software programs through their Destination Success, Compass Odyssey, and FCAT Explorer online learning systems.
The packets contain grade level appropriate activities with supporting materials and a suggested calendar. They were created to support connections between the classroom and home using fun and enjoyable student and family activities.
The reading packets include tips to parents on how to develop in their child the desire to be a lifelong reader. It also provides a suggested winter reading book list. The math packets offer a series of learning modules and “around the home” math games while the science packets provide “brain booster” activities and simple experiments.
Go to the Duval County Public Schools website here to access the Winter Learning Packets. To access the Destination Success, Compass Odyssey and FCAT Explorer student sofware, go here.
DCPS will be closed for Winter Break Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2. Administration offices will be closed from Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2.
Schools and administrative offices will resume normal schedules on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.