Ahh, winter vacation. Something that teachers often look forward to in order to enjoy a well deserved break!
However, I know that sometimes this means our students are getting perhaps a larger break from learning than we want them to!
This fun, free, and editable winter break homework provides a great way for students to keep up some skills and good habits over break, all while still enjoying their time off!
When my students are away from school for a holiday or extended break, I want them and their families to enjoy the break and not worry about “homework.”
However, I also know that several of them may not do any reading at all over the break (and we know how important reading is!) Unfortunately, this sometimes happens to the ones who need it most.
So I send home this fun little sheet to motivate families to work on some skill building over the two week break. It is simple and kids love to complete it for a little prize (candy cane, bookmark, I come up with something simple.)
Note: I also allow all students the chance to complete the sheet with me for a prize, especially if I know of any situation where they maybe didn’t have parent support to complete it. I will count with them, help them with sight words etc. and count it as extra practice when they return so that they can feel proud of accomplishing it too!
The students complete the various tasks on the mugs, and color them in as they do! Easy! Yet still educational and important!
Maybe you don’t teach Kindergarten, or maybe you prefer to have different directions at the top. Good news is that this document is now completely editable!
That’s right, you can type in your own directions as well as your own tasks on the mugs!
Download Winter Break Homework
You can download your own editable copy of the homework by clicking the yellow button at the end of the post. (note: you need to have PowerPoint).
Then, hop over and print some books to send home with your students too with our Winter Emergent Readers!