The first day or so after a break is often a difficult adjustment for students and teachers alike. Do you jump into lessons immediately? Do you take time to celebrate being together? Do you review old skills? Each year my decisions fluctuate depending on my class and its needs.
This year I decided to celebrate the New Year with my classes: a spelling list filled with New Year related words, a close reading passage about New Year's Superstitions and Traditions, and fun resolution writing activities.
|Here you see my sixers creating resolution mobiles, a freebie from Created by Mr. Hughes.|
What kinds of activities do you do when you return after a break?