Walking in a (semi-) Winter Wonderland

Happy December! Here in Michigan, it sure doesn’t feel like December, but I suppose we could have a warmer year every once-in-a-while 🙂

Speaking of December – it is almost time for the winter break (we have Christmas break at our Catholic school, but it is called something different everywhere.) I found a great article that Dr Spike Cook shared on Facebook:

Five Things To Do INSTEAD of Watching a Movie Before Break

This is a tough one! The kids are stir-crazy, WE are stir-crazy, and it’s time for a BREAK. So what do you do?

Mentors, this is a great time to share your experience with your mentees. What is your policy on movies in the classrooms? Does it change during holidays, parties, etc? Take a quick read of the article and either comment here or write a post (or both!) discussing your thoughts. I can’t wait to read them!




4 Comments on Walking in a (semi-) Winter Wonderland

  1. sarahpaluzzi
    December 16, 2015 at 1:50 am (8 years ago)

    We have a school policy that says all movies must be aligned with the curriculum. Here’s a blog post on how some teachers in my district have been using this policy to their (and their students’) advantage: http://tinyurl.com/p57j7hl

    • Theresa Stager
      December 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm (8 years ago)

      Great post! There were some really fun ideas in there 🙂

  2. Tom Stoner
    December 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Instead of showing movies this year my middle school decided to do a winter carnival where the students can earn tickets towards prizes that were donated by the community. All of the activites are centered around state standards. They have worked hard to make it a day of learning, but more importantly a day of fun as the students head off to break.

  3. Theresa Stager
    December 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm (8 years ago)

    What a fun idea! Would you be willing to share some of the activities?


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