Happy Holidays from NoodleNook!
Whenever we come back from Thanksgiving it feels like a frantic roller coaster to the Holiday Break. There is just so much to do- and little has to do with instruction! There is paperwork to finish, activities for the holidays, and then campus things like exams and report cards… And you know what happens (not to you because you’re a rockstar)? Sometimes teachers just stop teaching.
I know, I know… what?!?
So how do you manage the Roller Coaster and have a bit of a break before your break.
Meaningful Activities to Fill Time
A great way to add meaningful activities to your classroom is to pull out some ready made materials. I suggest the December Unit you can find in my store (CLICK HERE). Okay,okay… a shameless plug, but here are a few FREEBIES just for you!
Happy Holidays via This Reading Mama
I love This Reading Mama– and if you have never heard of her visit the page now. She has a ton of freebies that you can use including this Holiday Math Dice Game. Print it and use it as a constant math center for your station rotations.
Happy Holidays via Itsy Bitsy Fun
An entire article with Printable Christmas is just what the roller-coaster-teacher needs and you can get it from Itsy Bitsy Fun. Read the entire article HERE where you can find more free printables, but be sure to get this Mix and Match puzzle now!
Happy Holidays via Crazy Little Projects
I can fill time with a great bingo game by using it for more than just Bingo. Make some small groups and let the kids do all the talking. Ask students to cut up a board and make their own. Have some students make a board without the pictures, but with the words instead. Use the pieces for a matching activity… take this freebie from Crazy Little Projects and make it into so much more. Visit the page HERE to see more from them, download this freebie, and make it into more!
Happy Holidays from NoodleNook
Well it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t get you a freebie from NoodleNook too! I hope you will enjoy this. It works on comprehension and social skills… so don’t feel back when you bust it out. I totally love games like this that are working on a real and meaningful skill (like reading comprehension) while still having fun. CLICK HERE to download!
Well, there you have it. With this little additions to your arsenal you can carve out a few moments for, well, all the other parts of teaching they never mentioned in school!
Happy Holidays from The Noodler!