I love Spring Break ... it comes at the perfect time when I do need a break to relax and recharge. Sometimes we will travel and sometimes we will stay in town. This year, we stayed in town. No matter what my destination is, I always have a detailed plan of activities for the week. The one thing that I truly hate to hear is ... "I'm bored" or "We have nothing to do!" To remove those lines from my week, I make sure to have activities planned and prepared.
This Spring Break, my bestest friend came to town with her children. Since her children are young (3 years-old and 2 years-old), I had to modify my normal "Camp Krueger" activity list around nap schedules, meals, and bedtime. We managed to fill our days with FUN!!
**My own children were busy having their own fun with friends ... one was in Costa Rica for the week and the other was with friends at Six Flags and other FloMo locations.
When writing it's always good to have some "go to" tricks in your toolbox. When I teach new lessons in class, I like to incorporate topics that I like and enjoy. One of my favorite "go to" topics is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (books/movies/park/blogs/etc.). I like to model how I expect my students to complete a writing task. This is my example of using my "go to" connections while focusing on a specific writing topic.
WRITING TOPIC: Write an essay explaining the importance of overcoming fear.