Well, the school didn't have time to pull a packet of work together for DD, but we did jounal entries over the week, brought a spelling workbook and a math workbook that we use at home. There is actually a lot of learning activities at the park too, especially in Animal Kingdom and Epcot (countries, cultures, food, how thrill rides work, there is an aquarium etc)
Well, the school sent me a "bad mommy" letter and I'm just itching to respond, but want to do it in a manner that is professional and well spoken.
Here is the letter, and it really creeps me out!
|Dear Sarah S
It has come to our attention that your child, Jacqueline will be on vacation from 9/24-9/28 2007. While we realize that family vacation and trips can be valuable learning experiences, we recomment that families do not schedule such trips while school is in session. According to your District Attendance Plan, these vacations and trips are not recognized as excused absences.
A great deal of learning takes place during the school day. Learning is not only reflected in written work, but primarily takes place during hands-on activities, discussion and interaction between teachers and students in the classroom.
Teachers are not expected to provide work to be completed over a vacation. However, copies of materials distributed to students during the period of absence will be set aside and saves. Families should consider reading, keeping a journal or creating a photo journal while on their trip.
Please make every effort to have your child attend school on each scheduled day. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your cooperation
Signed the principal.
Thanks all for letting me vent a little, and any help with wording my response is completely appreciated!