Back to School!
So after a NOT LONG ENOUGH vacation MOST of the world is going back to school tomorrow! I have been back to school since Thursday. One of the BEST things I've done to ease back into the new year is having my students do LOTS of writing!
As a fourth grade teacher I have been inundated with stories of what students did over their break, which can be overwhelming!!! Instead of having a million students at my desk telling me about ice skating or grandma's house, I have them write it in their journals. Then once they have gone on to the next task I can read their writing and leave comments. It's a great way to evaluate student writing for the new term AND allow them to feel that they have had the experience of fully telling you about their vacation!