What are they looking forward to in the new year? One great way to find out is to have your students write about it! I got a little help from some of my friends on Facebook to compile this list of 20 interesting prompts to start your writing year off right!
Hopefully we will all have a smooth transition back to school in January! Start with the easy stuff. Plan your outfit- for me that involves conquering a mountain of laundry so all the better to start now!
Pack your teacher bag. Clean out any remnants of holiday treats.
At this point I think the bottom of my teacher bag is pretty much coated in glitter from sweet cards from students and candy that escaped from our gingerbread trains on the last day before break. At the very least your students will be very excited to see each other again and want to spend some time chatting.
I always try to start the morning by letting each child share one brief memory from our winter break as part of our opening circle time. Click the image below to get a copy to use with your class: Another thing that helps me on days like this is to manage my expectations…. When all else fails, plan some fun surprises for your students.
We took hilarious class photos wearing them.
It can be so depressing when you head back into your classroom in January to see empty, bare walls instead of glittery bright holiday projects everywhere. Here are a few of my favorites: CrosbieHappy HolidaysArtsoniaThe Vintage Umbrella I love this post from Krissy Miner about being a performer in the classroom and it is so relevant throughout the entire school year.
The more dramatic you are the easier it is to draw in your audience, aka your students. This is harder and harder to do the more tired you are which is what can make January feel like such an exhausting battle.
My mantra at this point is just keep smiling! The first day back is a great day to read engaging books that are a bit longer. I find that my students can sustain their attention for an amazing story for much longer that they can keep working on more independent academic work at times like this.
Here are a few of my favorite series: Just like on the actual first.
Click below for some quick and ready to use activities for January: Another thing that has helped me on days like this is to be flexible with your schedule. This is something I try to do throughout the year but especially on days when your kids might be feeling a little bit more squirrely!
My favorite tip for any first day back at school or really for any day in gloomy January is to plan some rewards for yourself. And last but not least go home as soon as you can!Winter looks different depending on where you live, but there’s still something about the season that conjures images of building snowmen, baking cookies, and bundling up in scarves and hats.
Get your child in the winter spirit with snowy math worksheets, wintertime writing prompts, snowflake crafts, and other educational activities to keep young minds engaged and inspire creativity. For writers, Christmastime is always a nice time to have a break, drink some tea, and spend some time with their family instead of their computers.
However, writing is . Get your students thinking about their winter break in retrospective, introspective ways! Snag ideas from this list of 20 winter break writing prompts.
Get your students thinking about their winter break in retrospective, introspective ways! 20 Back from Winter Break Writing Prompts. Tweet. Share Pin +1 3.
Welcome to my Christmas and winter printable worksheets page.. This page contains examples of colorful worksheet sets that contain the following themes: snowmen, penguins, trees, polar bears, bells, and wreaths..
It is often difficult to get students enthusiastic about writing assignments. I have found that my students immediately . Survive the First Day Back at School After Winter Break I hope that everyone has been basking in winter break!
Mine has been filled with gingerbread, latkes, & lots of cheesy Hallmark movies. Give students the opportunity to share all about their winter break with these back from Christmas break writing prompts.