Spring Break is almost here (for me at least) and I was wondering if anyone out there has any tried and true methods for helping students remember what they were learning after they've had a week off. What things make the kids remember so you don't have to waste too much time that first Monday back?
I think kids appreciate it when you give them a little review time after a break so I actually build this time into my pacing for the class when I look at a semester. Try not to look at it as a waste of time... more of an investment for the rest of the week:) Cheers.
Indeed. I should have said "What things allow you to make the best use of those first minutes back after a week off?"
I think one thing that will help tomorrow is a basic reminder of how I want the classroom to work and then getting right to working on something that isn't overwhelming.