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5 Fun Things to Do with Kids This Spring Break

Spring break can be so much more than your child being glued to a screen for seven days. It’s the perfect opportunity to create memories with the family. Take advantage of this break from homework, after-school programs, and tests to show your child what’s outside of what can be viewed on a 5-inch screen.

Visit Joshua Tree National Park
It’s easy to forget that a gorgeous national park is just a two-hour drive away. Many people show up to Joshua Tree and are in awe of the beauty of the high desert. There is also a huge opportunity for education when traveling to the desert. You can teach your children how to be prepared for an unforgiving climate by equipping them with the 10 essentials when visiting the outdoors. Educate your children on what it takes to thrive in an unrelenting environment. It may even be the perfect place to take a child who’s struggling in a class, showing him or her that, even in the most extreme circumstances, you can find a way to be successful.

Venture to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Just before the “hustle and bustle” of Palm Springs is the Aerial Tramway. The tram takes you up to an unmatched view of Palm Springs, where you can decide if you want to be adventurous and take on a short beginner hike to the ranger’s station or grab a permit for the difficult hike to the San Jacinto Peak (remember your 10 essentials!). Or, if you’re not feeling adventurous at all, you can take your family out to dinner at Peaks Restaurant while enjoying the view.

Spend a Day at a Local Beach
Would we be Southern Californians if we didn’t take advantage of our proximity to so many glorious beaches? There are so many to choose from: Laguna, Huntington, Crystal Cove, Newport, Dana Point — the list goes on and on. It’s such an easy way to spend quality time with the family. It seems like sand can endlessly entertain children, and you can enjoy a good book that you’ve been meaning to dive into.

Enjoy Amusement Parks
Disneyland is practically our neighbor, and who doesn’t love Disneyland? Knotts Berry Farm is a great alternative for older kids, and Six Flags is perfect for older teens who seek more thrilling roller coasters.

Visit a Museum
If roller coasters make your stomach churn, then how about a more educational and relaxed outing? Los Angeles is practically littered with amazing museums, such as Getty Villa, LACMA, Huntington Library, Natural History Museum, The Broad, Griffith Observatory, Annenberg Space for Photography — and the list certainly doesn’t stop there.

So when you get in that funk of finding something new and exciting to do this spring break, just remember that there are endless amounts of options that suit the needs of every family. And any new experience is a huge learning opportunity for child and adult.

 

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Shelby Wagner - 1st Grade Teacher Fairmont Historic AnaheimTop Teacher & Skating Champion
Shelby “My favorite part of being a teacher is the children I get to teach.”
  • Is one of the head teachers for the Fountain Valley Artistic Skating Club, teaching regional and national champions. She also teaches beginner classes every Saturday morning.
  • Every year, her students are amazed to find that their teacher has a life outside of the classroom.
“I love feeling like I’m part of a family [at Fairmont].”
Keira Kamath - 5th Grade Fairmont Anaheim HillsScience & Tennis Superstar
keira “I like how there are so many different specialty classes at Fairmont Anaheim Hills, like art, music, PE, science lab, computer lab, and Spanish.”
  • She would like to be a professional tennis player when she grows up, or maybe a doctor.
  • Loves dance and plays the piano
  • Her favorite class is science “because you get to figure out stuff, and I like to do experiments.”
Nicholas Aghaian - 7th Grade Fairmont Historic AnaheimKicking His Way to Med School
nicolas“The teachers and the amount of support they provide to not only me, but to the whole entire community here at Fairmont is probably what I like most about attending Fairmont Historic Anaheim.”
  • He would like to be a professional soccer player, or a doctor specializing in the field of sports medicine.
  • Enjoys basketball, piano, and soccer pitch.
  • His favorite subject is math “because I like to be challenged, and math is full of challenges.”
Gianluca De Gregoris – 2nd Grade Fairmont North TustinDancing Toward Greatness
dancing"What I like most about Fairmont is that I get to learn and meet new friends.”
  • He wants to be a professional dancer when he grows up.
  • Is trained in ballet and ballroom dancing.
  • Loves writing and creating new stories.
Nicole Heyman - Kindergarten Teacher Fairmont Anaheim HillsLaying a Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Nicole "The best part about teaching at Fairmont is being able to work with a diverse group of students who are all incredibly talented. It is amazing to be able to challenge students at such a young age and watch these children grow throughout the year.”
  • Loves camping, reading, and traveling
  • Her students love learning random things about her – like the fact that when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be Spiderman when she grew up.
  • Her proudest moments are the times when a student on campus is excited to see her, oftentimes telling her that she’s “the best teacher in the world.” “I live for those moments.”
“I choose to teach at Fairmont because of the sense of community, as well as the drive for our students to succeed.”
DJ Clovis - Music Teacher Fairmont North TustinRunning to the Rhythm
DJ Clovis “I get to work with amazing staff, faculty, parents, and most importantly, students!”
  • Teaches music to all grades — from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Coaches (or has coached) football, basketball, and Run Club
  • Plays bass trombone
  • NJHS Conflict Resolution Coach
  • He has run 15 marathons and 4 ultra marathons.
“The best part of teaching at Fairmont is the autonomy — being able to create a program that fits all of my students. At Fairmont North Tustin, I get to help with a lot of different activities.”