The holiday season always brings joy to both students and teachers. It is a time to rest, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. But it is also a time to look at the second half of the school year and how to start it off strong. We have some tips, tricks, strategies and resources that will get you energized to start the rest of the school year off on the right foot.
Before you leave for winter vacation, make sure your room is ready to go when you return in January. If you are the cleaning type, it is a great time to wipe off student desks, counter tops, ledges, and your teacher desk too. If you like to stay organized, it is the perfect time to put away your teaching resources from the curriculum you just taught, and to take out the materials you will need when you return. Another tip is to think of a new desk arrangement for when the students return. It will give your classroom a new look and students will be excited to sit in a different spot.