Holiday Season Survival Guide

The Christmas season in the middle school classroom can become chaotic unless some planning is done to ensure routines are maintained while enjoying the season. Find some great ideas for staff and student gifts, as well as festive lessons and assignments from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

It’s almost time for the holiday season in our classrooms. As much as I love the holidays, it is also a time when many teachers feel run down and are exhausted from the business of school start up and the ensuing months.

Use the ideas in this blog post to plan early so you can spend the holiday season with loved ones instead of staying up late lesson planning.

Festive Ideas For the Classroom
Promotion Joy During The Holiday Season from 2 Peas and a Dog
Holiday Cheer Through Music from Reading and Writing Haven
How To Be Festive in the Secondary Classroom from B’s Book Love
Holiday Lessons and Assignments from 2 Peas and a Dog
Positive Reinforcement Cards from The Sunny Sunshine Student Support Store
Christmas Themed Classroom Bucket List from EB Academic Camps

Teacher Self Care
Tips for Teachers on Reducing Holiday Stress from 2 Peas and a Dog
Avoiding Teacher Burnout from 2 Peas and a Dog

Staff Gift Ideas
Holiday Gifts from 2 Peas and a Dog

Student Gift Ideas
Jolly Bookmarks from Nouvelle ELA
Community Building Bookmarks from Language Arts Classroom
Zen Doodle Bookmark from B’s Book Love

Holiday Themed Student Activities {Free}
Interactive Christmas Writing Prompts from 2 Peas and a Dog
Reading Ornaments from The Marvelous Middle
December Bell Ringers from Reading and Writing Haven
Christmas Around the World Readings from Kid World Citizen
Winter Holiday Genetics Punnett Square Worksheet from Elly Thorsen

Holiday Themed Assignments {Paid}
Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit

Stay warm this holiday season. 

The Christmas season in the middle school classroom can become chaotic unless some planning is done to ensure routines are maintained while enjoying the season. Find some great ideas for staff and student gifts, as well as festive lessons and assignments from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.


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