Ann Arbor, MI, December 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Even small breaks, like winter holiday break, contribute to the skill loss elementary students can experience while away from school. BrainFreeze packets, which you can download Now for Free, from ThinkStretch are designed to prevent kids’ reading, writing and math skills from freezing up during winter break.
Learning loss research indicates that students struggle with losing the most knowledge in the first two weeks away from school, which is why it is important to keep practicing over the holidays. BrainFreeze is a fun way for kids to enjoy winter break and keep up positive school habits at the same time. Kids help Brain, a ThinkStretch workbook character, keep from freezing up over the Professor’s winter break by completing activities together to keep their brains warm. Each grade-specific packet contains:
BrainFreeze Reading Log for 10 days,
Math Facts for 10 days of grade specific quick review,
Winter Writing Activity with grade specific topics,
and a Bonus Activity for winter science and art fun.
This year, ThinkStretch will offer BrainFreeze participants the exclusive opportunity to pilot their new online reading log at no cost. The ThinkStretch Reading Log is designed to help students maintain reading proficiency during breaks from school. For the special pilot program during BrainFreeze, students who participate will earn an entry into a raffle drawing for every 20 minutes read over break. First place winner will receive an iPod touch with iBooks and the second place winner will receive a Kindle. Students who answer BrainGain questions are also entered into a special bonus winner drawing for an iPod Nano!
“My students really enjoyed the creative activities that kept them engaged during the long winter break!” praised Niki Dutil, a 5th grade teacher who used BrainFreeze packets last year for her students.
Donna Lasinski, President and author of ThinkStretch, is excited to offer a new and improved winter packet for kids this year, "After being flooded with thanks and appreciation from parents and teachers last winter, ThinkStretch is pleased to offer a new BrainFreeze Challenge. Now with both downloadable winter packets and an online reading challenge, ThinkStretch helps maintain reading proficiency and keeps student ready for school in the new year!"
ThinkStretch’s BrainFreeze packet is free for your classroom and available for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each downloadable PDF packet is hassle free and comes ready for teachers to share with their students and school. If you’re looking for activities for kids on winter break, give them something fun that will help maintain their school skills, too. Download the workbook now: http://bit.ly/1c9fQLA.
ThinkStretch is a workbook-based summer learning program based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Designed to retain reading, writing and math skills for elementary students, the program includes a take-home workbook for each student with eight weeks of fun reading, writing and math skill maintenance activities. To learn how ThinkStretch can prevent summer learning loss, visit our website at http://www.thinkstretch.com or call us at 1-888-777-8182