The week we get back though, we're reviewing procedures, routines, expectations, and rules. It's kind of like a mini-back-to-school boot camp.
A nice segue between the holidays and getting back in to the groove of school, is to do a Gingerbread Man (or girl, cowboy, pirate, baby) unit! It's fits in perfectly with folktales, and is still kind of festive!
Here are my favorite Gingerbread themed read alouds...kid tested, teacher approved! You can grab them here on Amazon (Amazon Affiliate link)
activities to go with. Things like: problem and solution (challenge and response), characters, comparing and contrasting, beginning, middle, and end, and we also do short reading comprehension quizzes that go with each book.
Here's a peek at the activities I use:
here, or by clicking the picture below.