Spring break activities 

Learning tools are available for elementary school parents during spring intersession.

March 24, 2010

Spring break is a great time for students to relax, regroup, spend quality time with family and friends, and get outdoors if the weather holds up.


CPS has a few ideas that will keep your child’s mind active and busy, while keeping them prepared for school during spring break. One guide is now available for elementary school parents looking for ideas on how to mix fun with education during the weeklong break.


The Intersession Toolkit, written by DePaul University and the Polk Bros. Foundation Center for Urban Education, is a resource book that includes activity guides for vocabulary, math, reading and writing, as well as online resources and learning opportunities at Chicago Museums, Parks and Libraries.


The resources are free, are provided in English and Spanish, and are labeled by grade level. Students may spend 1-3 hours a day during intersession working on these materials. 


Access the toolkit online or pick it up from our Teaching and Learning Department, 125 S. Clark St., 5th floor.


For more information, contact Teaching and Learning at (773) 535-8080, (773) 553-5401 or email teacher@depaul.edu



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Article written by C. Payton. Photo by D. Saradin.