Mrs. Plett's Class Blog

Going on a Vacation?

I often get asked if there is anything that the students can do when going on vacation. First of all, if you’re going on a vacation, make sure to enjoy it by relaxing, seeing the local sites, and going on adventures together! However, here are some options if you’re looking for something to do: 🙂


  • Study the animals of the area: life cycles, habitat, adaptations
  • Observe the plants, animals and insects
  • Compare the temperature and weather

Social Studies

  • Compare and contrast the area with your home community
  • Visit a museum
  • Research information on your vacation spot
  • Look at a map of where you are at


  • Build sand castles incorporating geometric shapes
  • Count and handle the local currency
  • Keep a record of the daily temperatures and compare with home temperatures

  Language Learning

  • Keep a journal or diary of your trip – draw pictures and try to spell the words on your own
  • Learn a few words in the local language
  • Ask travel guides or locals questions
  • Read brochures about the area together
  • Write postcards to the class ( ________, c/o Ralph McCall School, 1505 – 1st Ave NW, Airdrie, AB T4B 2L9)
  • Prepare a talk about the trip for the class
  • Read!  Read!  Read!


  • Take photos of your trip
  • Sketch drawings
  • Look at local art – paintings, sculptures, statues, etc.

Physical Education

  • Walk, run, swim, bike ride, ski, skate, – be active!
  • Learn some local games to teach the class


  • Make note of the local vegetables, fruits and other foods and dishes
  • Keep track of all the different jobs people do to get you to and from your destination.
  • Observe the local living conditions

Wishing you a wonderful, safe, fun holiday and looking forward to your return!

Mrs. Plett