The week of Christmaspalooza is upon us! We are schedule out of ears with fun, special activities. And I don’t know how that causes more anxiety for… me or my students. Change is good. Change is good. Change is good. I told you – my anxiety might be worse than my students. We thrive on a schedule and having a week full of holiday assemblies, pizza parties, Santa visits, and more throws that off to say the least. But my advice: do it up, plan ahead, and have fun. Our kids deserve in an amazing holiday season and really it doesn’t hurt to go over the top. Let them be a little spoiled. Let them take a little break. Those IEP goals will be there come January. Don’t forget about the strategies we know work for our kiddos. Use schedules, visuals, and add in some structure. Relax and enjoy it. The holidays come but once a year 🙂
On the dock this week are a holiday sing along performance, Christmas party, Pizza party, Secret Santa exchange, Home Alone movie showing (it’s one my students FAVORITE and I promised him in September… haha!), Santa visit, pass out class holiday cards, and get teacher presents… ugh I’m exhausted just writing that.
Check out what we did last year for our holiday party. We had a blast! Gingerbread houses, Christmas crafts, snow flubber, Christmas sensory bins, cookie decorating…
So like I said enjoy it! Let it be a week of fun and most importantly: