THE FWSU STORY: A Parent Guide to Extended Learning During the Holidays

Our students will soon begin the holiday recess and with no school in session, parents and families may be looking for fun, meaningful activities to engage their child. Here is a handy guide for parents to make learning fun over the holidays.

Parent Holiday Guide Banner

Although these are available any time of the year, we wanted to share them with you as an opportunity to explore when students are home for the next week during the holiday break.

Discovery Education logo

Discovery Education offers a wide variety of free family resources that you can trust for you and your children. Discovery Education has collected and provided some uniquely designed resources with parents in mind.

Discovery Education has virtual field trips that provide opportunities for students and their families to go beyond the classroom walls to visit and learn through immersive learning experiences anytime— no permission slips required.

Live From the Farm: Technology and Soil Science

Live From the Farm: Technology and Soil Science

Powered by Discovery Educations network of family programming, there are also several resources to engage students learning on amazing topics like shark weektelescopes, or virtual reality. They even have virtual class pets, live animal cams.

Shark Week featured on Discovery Ed

Shark Week feature

Here are links to additional resources you can find to help parents and students with learning:

  • Homework Help: Resources to help students and parents helping students find the answers they need.
  • Motivation Station: Creative and useful ideas for parents to help motivate kids.
  • Step-by-Step WebMATH: Get help for math problems in real-time, then see the solution and how to get there yourself … step-by-step.

Discovery Ed Virtual Field Trips

Please take advantage of these free resources and more so you and your students can enjoy learning anytime and anywhere.

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