One way that you can keep students engaged while including some holiday fun into your classroom (especially in math) is to plan lessons that allow for active learning... that's right, get the students up and moving around the classroom! Allow them to talk and share problem solving strategies with their peers. As a matter of fact, I have included a few math activities that will engage your students while spreading a little holiday cheer! Of course there are numerous websites that offer great resources to fit the needs of your students as well. Under the Intentional Toolkit I have included activities as well as a couple of links that will provide you with resources that can be used prior to Christmas break; I hope you find these materials useful. As you read this week's blog, feel free to click on the audio below and listen to one of my all time favorite Christmas songs! Enjoy...and until next time, go out there and be GREAT!