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  1. Ms.T

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    For those of you who are crazy like I am and like to do work-related things over the break, what do you plan? I want to get ahead, but I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what to do! I have lots of time so I figure I might as well.

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    What topics are you going to be covering...... ?
     
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    I will be doing life cycles and communities and just basic grammar/spelling/writing things.
     
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    You can plan the lessons. For example, how will you teach life cycles? Even if you already have a Teacher Edition, you can plan how you will teach the unit. Will you bring in related literature books or videos? What kind of activities do you have planned? Have you made visual posters with vocabulary words? Perhaps you can do a powerpoint if you have access to the equipment.
     
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    I have lots of plans.... but haven't got to them yet!

    I would do internet research on the topics you will teach. You will likely find some great activities to do!
     
  7. runsw/scissors

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    If you have to teach your own art, get a bunch of art lesson figured out now. They don't have to be related to any theme of study. Trust me. It is so much easier to pull a quick lesson from a file and plug it into the schedule than try to come up with a good idea at the last minute. I surf the web and go through books whenever I have a few minutes looking for ideas to stash away for later.
     
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    Winter break is when I plan a few weeks in advance...but mainly it is a time for me to reflect on how things are going for the year. I sit down and make a list of what works/what doesn't work as far as organization/procedures/teaching methods go. Then I assess the major priorities of what needs to be changed or simply tweaked.
     
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    i wish i could think about work. however, i'm sick AND busy. i've had a cold for the last 5 days. it's miserable. on top of that i have family coming over and i'm going to their house...ugh! i'm planning on going to school on the 1st to get caught up. unless you want to do it for me. :)

    LC
     
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    I understand the feeling. I've had a cold too. :( But, I'm glad I canat least have some time to recoop without being around the kids.
     
  11. Ms.T

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    Thanks for your ideas! :)
     

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