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Holiday Season

 

As students returned from the Thanksgiving/Fall break the excitement came with them.  The break provided a chance to recharge.  I didn't give my students work over the break and told them I'd be offline too.  I told my students take a break and while some did work on missing assignments they didn't have to, it was their choice.  As the lessons began again this week, the students were excited, no longer seeming tired or worn out.  

In just a few short weeks, students will have their winter break.  The time between this break and winter break is short and when you add in teacher work days, students only have 1 full week of school in December.  

As school days seems to get longer and school years seems to increase in days, I think the placement of breaks is important.  Students and staff need time to recharge.  As school districts look at future calendars and decide on days, I hope they consider what happens after the short breaks and create more short breaks together throughout the year. 

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