Featured Activity Ideas

January 2020 Elementary Activity Idea

Let's Grow!

  1. Plant bean seeds in cups filled with potting soil, and place in a window in the mentoring space at the campus.
  2. Water them each week that you meet and measure the growth.
  3. Once mature, plant them in the school garden or give them to your mentee to take home.

Extend the Learning

1. You could make it an "experiment" by watering the cups with different solutions (i.e. plain water, water with fertilizer, tea, etc.) to see which plants grow the best.

2. Do some internet research together about what it takes to grow a bean crop.

For many more activity ideas, click on the SpringBoard Mentor Toolkit panel on this website.

January 2020 Secondary Activity Idea

Grow a love of reading

1. Go to the library and find two copies of a book you can both read. Let the mentee choose which book to read and see if he/she can check out both copies. If not, you could offer to buy your own copy.

2. Each week discuss a chapter during your meeting time.

3. Use the guidelines in this article to frame your discussions.

4. There are also some good guiding questions in this article.

For many more activity ideas, click on the SpringBoard Mentor Toolkit panel on this website.