After an extra week of winter break, today was my first day back at school. My school is in a small rural community. Our county and the one I live in struggled to keep the highway open, let alone get side roads cleared after the two heavy snow storms that together dumped over 20 inches of snow. A couple of county schools that were in session Thursday and Friday had buses stuck in snowbanks. Glad we stayed home. I love days off as much as anyone, but I was getting a little stir crazy.
One of the first things we did was share Farley's "Currently for the Classroom". They love to share these. The January Currently was sent as homework over the extended break. This was their New Year's Eve assignment. They were fascinated and confused by the "One Little Word" section. Some weren't sure they would be able to choose just one word to summarize their focus for 2014. Others were thrilled. I was surprised at how many had "Faith" as their OLW. I think this says volumes about their lives.
We also used Jen Runde's 2014 goal sheet for our math journal, and shared our highlights of our break from Diane at Fifth in the Middle. These were welcomed breaks from the other hard work they did. We have a week of work to make up! Yikes!
Hope your Monday was great!