A vacation journal to replace regular assignments when students are gone during the school year
Originated by: Linda Williams, Racine, WI
Students will prepare a cross-curriculum vacation journal which will not only challenge them but be a “fun” activity as well. An activity guide along with a Bare Book is given toe each student going on vacation.
This project was put together because I have found that when parents request homework to cover the time a student misses school for vacation, some or all of the following things occur:
- Students do not complete the work.
- Students are either ahead of or behind where the class is upon their return.
- Text books are lost or damaged.
- Students are unhappy about doing homework on vacation because they are not participating in vacation activities.
Complete one or two pages of your book with each of the following activities:
- Predictions – what kind of things do you think you will be learning and doing on your trip.
- Develop an itinerary. (A day by day plan for your trip.)
- Paste or draw a map of the area you will visit into your book.
- Describe the physical features of the land you are visiting.
- What was the weather like during your visit?
- How did you travel, how long did it take, any problems?
- Describe and illustrate on interesting history of the area you visited.
- Did you eat any interesting foods? Why are these foods popular in this area? Explain.
- Adjective page. Make a list of the interesting things you have seen. Be sure to use at least one adjective for each entry