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Holiday Gift Ideas

December 17, 2015

Gift

Since many families in our community are giving gifts to their children (our students) over the next fews weeks – here is my shameless plug to consider items that support our learning targets.

  • Books – You can never go wrong with books. Consider non-fiction titles like biographies, autobiographies, travel/geography, how-to, and science/technology options. (Magazine subscriptions can also be a good fit for non-fiction reading.)
  • e-Readers – Same as above but in Kindle, iPad, iPad Mini or Surface format.
  • Legos – Always popular and great for creativity.  They can also help build dexterity and develop math and pattern skills.  They also have a product called “Chain Reactions” that involve design and build activities.
  • Technology – This area can be pricey, however, we are encouraging our students at many grade levels to bring their laptop, tablets, and smartphones to class to use as a learning tool. Google Chromebooks are a relatively inexpensive option for laptop and they work well on our network.

Feel free to comment with other educational gift ideas.

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  1. Rana Al-Igoe permalink
    December 17, 2015 7:20 pm

    Great suggestions Scot! Journals for writing or drawing make great gifts as do board games for family game night. My girls are getting Connect Four after I saw how much they enjoyed playing it (more than once) earlier this month! I never would’ve guessed that they’d like that game since it’s such a classic.

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