Welcome students back from winter break and the holidays with these meaningful activities! Students talk about their winter vacations using a fun "Find Someone Who" game and then buddy write a comparison & contrast essay.
Why not make your planning for the first few days after winter break a breeze? The first days back can be rough on kids, and getting back into a routine is not easy…especially when all the students want to do is talk about their break! Why not give them an opportunity to do just that while using reading skills, writing, and art? This activity is a great way to ease back into school after a long vacation. ($)
2018 New Year Resolutions Foldable, Bookmarks, and Reflection Page
A new year (or a new school year) is a great time to turn over a new leaf, try new things, and end bad habits. Right around winter break (or at the beginning of a new school year) have a class discussion about resolutions. Brainstorm goals that are attainable and share some of your own.
Updated for is a free New Year's mini book for students to fill out. It includes a page for them to write about their favorite memories, what they wish for the new year and their resolutions. This is a fun way to begin the new year.