Do Some School Calendar Math
Every year, you can expect your school to send you a calendar of the year. Before you stick it in a binder somewhere, consider this: that calendar can be an awesome learning tool for your kid. In most public schools around the country, a school year means a minimum of 180 days of instruction…but how the days are divided, when vacations happen, and exactly how many minutes are spent on what, are up to local discretion. Invite your child to do some serious Calendar Math this fall, to help her get grounded in the schedule she’ll be following. In the process, you'll be pulling out some math skills that have probably been taking a long summer break!