Spring 2024 Family Learning Challenge

Spring Fun Challenge

Spring Break 2024 is during “March Madness,” the NCAA college basketball championship tournaments. Not only will families have a chance to relax and spend quality time together, they will also have a chance to see some exciting basketball! The Curriculum, Instruction, and Achievement team invites students and their families to participate in “choice” activities to promote family engagement and social interaction with peers related to “March Madness” and the college experience. The activities that are aligned with academic content without any expectation of completion. The goal is to encourage exploration and socialization in an unstructured, fun way. Change the challenges or topics to meet your family’s needs and enjoy the break!

College Band

Basketball court

Women's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Music and School Spirit

Basketball Court Math

Reading about the NCAA

Art Logo Creation

Geography and History of the Teams

Pep bands, cheerleaders, students and fans are all part of the excitement of the college basketball celebration that is March Madness!

An NCAA  basketball court is 94 feet by 50 feet. 

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. More than 500,000 college athletes across all three divisions compete for about 1,100 member schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and even Canada.

A logo is a symbol or design used to identify a company, organization, product, service, etc. In its simplest definition, a logo identifies.

What men’s or women’s teams have you picked to win March Madness? Find out more about them.

The music challenges: What songs or music would get a basketball team excited? Create your own March Madness playlist. Share the list with your friends and family.

Imagine a basketball court was your bedroom. How would you design it?

Pick three schools from the list and read about them. If your friends or family are doing this with you, pick different teams so that you learn about a lot of places!

Create a logo for yourself, your family or a company you would like to invent.

Pick a men’s and a women’s team from the remaining schools. Go to ncaa.com to see the brackets that show the team names.

Hint … check out some college band websites for great hype music.

Use measurements of furniture, describe colors, and decide if you want a basket in your room.

Discuss what you liked and did not like about the different schools with your friends and family.

Look up the following information about your team: 

Where is it? What is the capital of the state it is in? 

How big is the school? What academics are the school known for? Share a fun fact with your friends or siblings.

BONUS ACTIVITY Write a Journal entry for each of the days you take one of the “fun challenges”