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Coming into the holidays: do you coast, or ?

Coming into the holidays: do you coast, or ?

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The time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break can be challenging. Lots of kids and almost all the adults are looking forward to the break, and some begin to anticipate this school free time zone before it's even there. Other kids are both longing for and dreading the extreme lack of structure they will be facing spending 24/7 at home. School may be a much better place for them, and they are mad that it won't be there for them. What do you do for this period? Is it business as usual to maintain routine and order for the kids? Do you change up your routine and pick activities that are more active and engaging to keep students on task? Do you throw up your hands and phone it in? What are you doing, why do you do it, and how has it worked for you? Inquiring minds would like to know...

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