We don't have a fall or mid-winter break. Boo Hoo! Because of this, I feel like parents try and take full advantage of the long holiday weekends in November and January. Each year, I have students that vacation with their families and end up missing several days of school. It seems harsh to send classroom, but sending nothing seems crazy to me, too.
That's why I send a vacation journal. I have several bags prepped and ready to go. Each bag has a journal, pencils, eraser, sharpener, and colored pencils.
I also have a note on the inside of each journal explaining the purpose of the journal.
The journal is meant to be a way for the student to create learning opportunities, while recording memories. I always allow kiddos to share their journal when they get back. It is so fun to hear about their favorite part of each day.
Grab this journal cover and letter here or by clicking on the above picture.
What do you do for kiddos that are going to miss school days for vacations?