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What do you do? Half of your class has checked-out mentally and the other half have checked-out physically. If you are on a block schedule, then odds are that you have a few days sandwiched between end-of-course tests and Christmas break. If you only have a day or two, by all means, give your kids a break and watch a movie.
You all deserve it. I recently was somewhat horrified to hear that some teachers the local area had students watch movies for the last TWO WEEKS of the semester because testing was over. Well, the thing to keep in mind is that you want assignments that meet the following criteria: Creative Kids are burned out from test or distracted by the coming break.
Adaptable Kids will be sporadically absent. Do something that can work with any subject matter and any amount of students. So just what can you do when things are crazy? Here are my assignment ideas to help get you through the pre-Christmas craziness.
Have students design a commemorative Christmas ornament about a historical figure. I just posted a very detailed version of this assignment on Teachers Pay Teachers. It will be free for a limited time.
Get it while you can, and if you like it, please leave me a good review! Put students in groups and have them act out historical events for the class to guess. Each group must provide 3 clues within their skit and must give you a hard copy of the clues before they perform.
Have students create a song in which they replace traditional Christmas lyrics with those about a historical event.
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Have the class sing it together! Get into it and make it fun and silly.President Obama and his family, First Lady Michelle Obama with daughters Malia and Sasha arrive for their annual Christmas and New Year vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii December 19, Dec 18, · Christmas Break Assignment for Language Arts: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade were given a review packet to work on over Christmas break.
The packet covers many of the lessons we covered the month before break, and introduces the students to some of the material we will be covering when we return from break. Snag ideas from this list of 20 winter break writing prompts.
Get your students thinking about their winter break in retrospective, introspective ways!
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Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts 20 Back to School Writing Prompts Free Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe Journal Prompts Quick. Mission Statement. NOVA is committed to ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a college education regardless of the presence or absence of a disability. Nov 21, · Amy B Wang Amy B Wang is a general assignment reporter covering national and breaking news for The Washington Post.
She joined The Post in after seven years with the Arizona Republic. Follow. Assignment aim: To be jolly and have fun Learning outcomes assessed Understand and explain key advanced concepts of the Christmas holidays and various applications (e.g. Christmas Lunch, Carol Singing, Watching TV, Cheese Boards).