Some great tips for families over the winter break!
Keep practicing executive functioning skills with your child. Sure, the break is a great time to relax, recover, and prepare for the new year. But children and teens struggle when they lose their routine for a couple of weeks, especially those with ADHD. It’s like Summer Brain Drain on a smaller scale.
So enjoy your presents, hot chocolate, and late nights this holiday season, but offer your child or teen some fun ways to keep their brain in shape! Here are some fun ideas:
➜ Send Holiday cards – Your child or teen can practice planning, prioritizing and time management. They need to make a list of recipients with addresses, buy or make cards, write messages, get stamps, and mail the cards in time for the holidays!
➜ Create a calendar for January – Maybe your child’s extracurriculars are changing, or they have a new class schedule. Take some time to organize their calendar together. Review the systems they have in place to see what’s working and what needs an update!
➜ Try a new recipe – Ask them to make a side dish or bring cookies to a family gathering. I know letting your child or teen into the kitchen around the holidays isn’t the most efficient way to prepare, but it’s probably a better time than a busy school night! Have your teen find a recipe in a cookbook or online, find the ingredients at the store, provide a budget for them to follow and then…let them loose!
Check out this resources page for more ideas to keep your child’s brain engaged and working over the holidays!
The book fair was a great success. We raised $2693.31 in Scholastic Rewards which we can use to purchase new books for the school.Thank you to the students and their families for supporting the book fair, and to Connect teachers and staff. About 40% of the teachers’ wish lists were fulfilled, putting more books directly into the classroom.Last but not least, special thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped out – we could not have done it without you!