Hands on learning activities important for student growth

Recently local schools have hosted a number of events that allow students to get out of the normal classroom routine and learn in a new way.

Sister Lakes Elementary hosted a math night for students and parents, offering math games, dinner and other activities. Later this month, Eastside Connections School in Niles will follow suit with a similar math night.

Northside students were treated to activities hosted by Curious Kids Museum last week, another of many opportunities offered to young students at our local schools.

These hands on activities are not only fun for the students and educational for the parents, but they’re important to student learning.

It is so important to keep young learners with busy minds that are easily distracted engaged. Offering fun and innovative games is a great way to keep students’ attention and help them retain the information while they’re at it.

We appreciate teachers and administrators for recognizing this need and continuing to provide these opportunities. Additionally, we’d like to commend the community volunteers and organizations responsible for helping to make these events possible, and the parents who take time out of their busy schedules to participate in the after-school activites.

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, we encourage parents to continue taking advantage of events and activities planned for the remainder of the year in order to learn ways to keep the gears turning throughout spring and summer vacations.

 

Opinions expressed are those of the editorial board consisting of Publisher Michael Caldwell and editors Ambrosia Neldon, Craig Haupert, Ted Yoakum and Scott Novak.

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