The first week after break can be a little rough. On one hand, you are rejuvenated from time off. But, everyone’s out of the regular routine and it can take a little while to get back on track. My best advice is to review classroom procedures and expectations, ease back into your normal workload and spend some time reconnecting. This is so important for two reasons: it helps build your classroom community and it allows students to talk which they probably will want to do a lot of since it’s been awhile since they’ve seen their friends.
I’ve created and curated a whole week’s worth of resources you can use for the first week back. It includes so many wonderful resources for goal setting, celebrating diverse traditions, sharing all about winter break and more! The best part? Everything is free!