Homeschool students will have the opportunity to participate in a S.P.R.E.E. (Student-Parent Regional Education Event) on Wednesday, March 25, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (check-in at 8:30 a.m.).
S.P.R.E.E.s are fun, “make it-take it,” educational workshops for grades K-8. Parents enjoy a separate workshop that counts as credit towards Springs’ Parent Certification Program.
Earlier in the year, students participating in a S.P.R.E.E. enjoyed a “rain parade,” as the toddler/kindergarten students listened to the book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and then worked on projects based on the book. After preparing their umbrella hats and decorating their raincoats, the parade was on!
Our other grade levels were entertained by author Tomie de Paola and his books “The Art Lesson,” “Little Grunt and the Big Egg” and “Tony’s Bread.” Not to be out done by the little guys, the older students’ projects included painting a pillowcase, a dinosaur diorama, decorating a bread basket, making sidewalk chalk, painting a chef’s hat and many other wonderful creations.
S.P.R.E.E. is not only a time to learn some great new strategies for homeschooling, but also a time for parents to collaborate and share their experiences with other families. This school year is no exception as parents gained more tips and information on how to “Personalize Your Learning” and our “Math Matters” workshops.
SPRINGS parents and students love the opportunity to get together, learn and especially have FUN at our SPREE events!
– information provided by Kerri Hodak, Educational Events Coordinator for Springs Charter Schools