5 Fun & Free Things to Do with your Students in January

With each month of school, there are always special things that I just love doing in my classroom. Maybe it’s celebrating a holiday, setting a goal, or partying in a special way. Today, I want to share with you the 5 things that I love to do in JANUARY! One Word Challenge I love to challenge my students to decide on one word that they want to use to describe their year. I always share my own word with them and help them brainstorm ideas for themselves. You can use a template, like what I have in my One Word…

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Mentor Texts Your Students Will LOVE in January

What are you doing to review reading comprehension skills in small groups, reading centers, or whole group review? Are you using mentor texts? I love using the following picture books in January to teach or review various reading skills. I found myself struggling to think outside the box with mini-lessons and wanted to find books that would fit into the feeling of the month and address critical reading comprehension skills.   If you like any of the books you see in this blog post, you can click on the picture to find the affiliate link for the book on Amazon.  Using…

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