Aurora's Learning Expedition 2016-17 Let’s Go and Grow! “Oh, here we go! Feel it in my soul!”

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

It’s important to work on having a well balanced BRAIN! At Aurora, we are excited to invite your child to partake in the Aurora’s “Let’s Go and Grow” Learning Expedition to develop a stronger and more powerful brain. Each day that your child  does reading, writing or math for 15 minutes (K-2) or 30 minutes(3-6), we ask that you initial a box on his/her brainiac bingo card. You are only allowed to fill in one box per day. The earliest the first card can come in is October 25. Any homework time also counts as time spent on a “balanced brain” and toward your bingo card. Once your child has completed a whole brainiac card, he/she can bring it in:

  • For a chance to work with a staff member to collect prizes in a “Prize Tunnel” during an assembly
  • Towards bringing his/her grade closer to being the Brainiac Champions of Aurora School
  • To get free books
  • To earn “Braniac Bucks” which is equivalent to 10 house league tickets

 

The More Logs Handed In, The More Bucks Received!!!

 

 

 

 

Earliest date log can be returned

1st

10 tickets

 

Oct. 25

2nd

20 tickets

 

Nov. 19

3rd

30 tickets

 

Dec. 14

4th

40 tickets

Book Prize

Jan. 8

5th

50 tickets

 

Feb. 2

6th

60 tickets

 

Feb 27

7th

70 tickets

 

March 24

8th

80 tickets

Book Prize

April 18

 

90 tickets

 

May 13

 

100 tickets

Book Prize

June 9

 

Possible Brain Friendly Activities to Consider:

 

Math:

  1. Play card games that reinforce math skills. Crib is an obvious example, but consider any game and have your child score keep.
  2. Bring Math books home from school. Keep up on homework. Redo old questions.

Music

  1. Practice songs learned in school
  2. Practice your own instrument - it can be work assigned by your piano teacher for example!

Reading

  1. Listen to or read to self stories or novels
  2. Do some research about a topic of interest - cars, magic tricks, horses, etc

Writing

  1. Practice penmanship or calligraphy
  2. Work on a writing a piece of poetry or a story. Consider submitting it to a writing competition - check the internet!
  3. Practice spelling words

Visual Arts

  1. Use a “How to Draw” book or website

 

 

Let’s Go and Grow!

“Oh, here we go! Feel it in my soul!”