Hey teaching friends! I know for my US friends, Thanksgiving Break is coming up pretty quickly! Isn’t it funny how it seems to take forever to get here, and then once it is upon us, it seems to have jumped out of nowhere? Maybe that’s just me – haha!
I know many of you do not like to assign a bunch of homework over the holiday break, but you do want your students to read of course, because reading is the key to everything. So I threw together this fun little freebie for you to pass out the last day before break.
I have included a color copy and a grayscale version for those of you who don’t have access to a color copier and prefer instead to just copy on colored paper instead. Grab it below.
Now – what should you offer as the “prize”? Perhaps a book! How fun would that be? Head to a local yard sale, thrift shop, or in your own stash at home and find a book in good condition to be able to gift to a deserving student. Bonus points if it is holiday themed.
Other options? Eat lunch with the teacher, a fun sticker, extra computer time, or sit by a friend.
And just for the record, I wouldn’t even mention what the “prize” is to the students until you do the drawing after returning from break. Sometimes the mystery alone is worth the entry fee to many students.
Have fun and I hope your students have fun reading over the holiday – which really is the point, right?