Second Grade Nest: Easing Back Into School After Winter Break

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Easing Back Into School After Winter Break



Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break


These types of days are my favorite! We had a very fun day tiptoeing back into our school routine. We kept our Daily 5 the same, but did some crafts and light work to help the kiddos have fun. 

We started by using a die-cut of a white snowman and I let the kids paint. They were amazed. We have only painted once this year and it was with water color, so they were pretty excited about this.
Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

Some of the finished products....
Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

Then, I let the kids do their reading and 'writing to respond' with a partner. I actually saw a vast improvement in the independency working with their partner. Usually, the kiddos wait for me to explain the answer before they seem to understand, so this was fun to watch them figure it out together.

We used the story- A Snowman's Wish out of my Winter Comprehension Pack.

  
Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break

And finally, we did our New Year's Craftivities, which I think turned out so cute!
Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break
Click the pic for a closer shot!

Activities to do on the first day or week back after winter break



6 comments:

  1. There are some good looking snowmen there!
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  2. Those New Year kiddos turned out cute! :)

    Katie
    Smiles from 2nd Grade

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  3. I don't know if we are choosing or not- but polka dot snowman is my fave!!!
    very cute:)
    Squirrels
    Go Nutty With Me!
    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  4. Very Nice! It looks like you all had a great day!

    Karen
    LittleSecond-GradeSomebodies

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  5. Definitely a good idea to ease them back in with some fun stuff! Love it! :)

    Carly
    First Grade Fabulosity

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