April 22, 2014

What is the solution?

So we're back from Spring break :( I was finally enjoying it starting Wednesday-so I could use a few more days off :) Oh well.

So we're back in full swing, and I've got kids that have forgotten things already!! WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?? What can we do to help these kids remember things over breaks: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Spring Break, etc.

The kids had a quiz today; couldn't be helped; that's how it fit in the schedule. So to help remind them, we played a REALLY fun review game Friday before break, and the winner from each class got 2 extra credit points on today's quiz. I also created a practice quiz for them to take home and take over break to help keep their memory fresh. And today, there are kids getting Fs on the quizzes :( I don't know what else I can do. I suggest daily flashcards, I played a fun game, and I created a practice quiz that was VERY similar to the real quiz they took today.

Have I done my part and now it's up to the kids? Is there anything else I can do to maintain memory over breaks??

Thanks for the suggestions in advance :)

Happy Tuesday!


  1. I sometimes feel that way too - like a break just erases everything from their mind. :( I try not to start anything new and try to wrap up a unit before break so I can start fresh after a week-long break. It's the only thing that works for me.

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    1. Unfortunately with teaching a whole year in a semester, I often don't have the luxury of ending things according to breaks; but I try my best!!! Thanks for the Liebster award! I'll get on that :)