Parents Night Out – Friday March 3; 6-10 PM, Ages 5-14
GradePower Learning is hosting a Kids Night Out with Bricks 4 Kidz. We will have a night filled with games, building and creating, inspired by the new LEGO Batman Movie! Cost is $20 per child and includes pizza and juice. Please register at http://www.
Spring LEGO® Camp Sampler – March 27-31; 9am – 3pm, Ages 5-12
GradePower Learning is also hosting a Spring Break Learning Camp with Bricks 4 Kidz. Bricks 4 Kidz wants everyone to know just how AWESOME LEGO® can be!
In this NEW Spring Camp Sampler, your child will experience a different camp theme each day such as Star Wars, Superheroes & Villains, Minecraft, and much more. Your Master Builder will have a chance to create motorized models, color brick builds, and our new LEGO® Mosiacs. Have fun building LEGO® pizza with the Ninja Turtles, a 3-D Enderman or The Joker’s mosiac mugshot. Rack up points with WHIMA tribe one day, and get a face painting at our LEGO® Amusement Park the next! Can’t decide which you like more?
Join us for this awesome Spring Break Sampler, and then try them ALL! Cost is $275 per child. Register at gradepoweraurora.com/Bricks4Kidz. Questions? Call 720-216- 4508 or email LSkop@bricks4kidz.com
CONGRATULATIONS to our winners of our Presidents Day Challenge! In honor of the holiday, students were given a wealth of knowledge about the history of our leaders in this very important role. Ask your student what presidential facts they learned last month!
For each class between March 18 and March 30 that students bring their agendas, they will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Using this tool helps students complete and turn in assignments as well as manage their time outside of school. This month, we want to continue helping them to create a habit of using their agendas often and effectively.
Healthy Kids Running Series
Registration is OPEN for the HKRS Aurora, CO Series! Race dates are April 23rd through May 28th (no races Mother’s Day weekend). New registrants are welcome all 5 weeks. On-site registration is also available. Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you! Click here to register online: https://runsignup.com/
The brain doesn’t have an off switch. Kids are always learning—even while sleeping, which is when the brain processes and stores the information that was learned throughout the day. That’s why, cognitively speaking, it doesn’t make sense for kids to take a complete break from learning over the summer.
These are the facts:
- On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills during the summer months.
- Teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.
- Students spend an average of 60 days not engaging in any sort of mental activity.
Help your students stay on the right track this summer with GradePower Learning!
March Learning Tips
Why write something out by hand when typing (or texting) is so much quicker?
Turns out, in today’s technology-driven world, there are still many reasons for why writing by hand is important, especially when it comes to studying.
Studies show that the act of putting pen to paper activates multiple areas of the brain that help students better comprehend—and remember—material when studying.
Other studies show that writing by hand can also have several benefits to both the body and the mind by helping students sort out their thoughts, reduce their stress, and even lower blood pressure! Writing is also linked to increased creativity and improved memory.
For reluctant writers, the act of writing improves skills and boosts writing confidence!
- Practice the basics—writing leads to increased familiarity with grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph formats.
- Motivation matters—boost writing enthusiasm by selecting topics of interest to write about.
- Map it out—use a content structure map before any writing assignment to keep ideas clear.
- Talk it out—writing is an extension of thinking. Talk about what you want to say, then write it down.
Remember, writing is tough—even professionals make several drafts. Write once and revise often.
Need additional reading help for your child? Ask us about adding take-home writing materials to your child’s program!
Want more writing tips? Read our post How to Improve Writing Skills for Kids.