Please excuse the lonely little cotton stem; he needs friends.
Yep. In January.
Adds a little excitement to the drab days of winter. I mean, who doesn't need a little sparkle amidst the gray?
We're conditioned to think that our students must begin a new textbook in September and be finished with it by May. And sometimes it works out that way...
sometimes, it doesn't.
The reality is, a child might speed through a book because they love it and be ready for the next level. Right now. Why wait 6 or 8 months til "next year" when they can go ahead and start the next one now? Let 'em soar! Or they may move more slowly through a book and need more time to finish it. It's okaaay.
Packages in the mail are always fun...
even if it's a box of school books.
Or, if you're me, especially if it's a box of school books.
(Although a box of wood, paint, and other diy supplies would be exciting, too.)
So, if you're looking for a way to jazz up January, and inject some energy into the lazy days of winter, consider starting a brand new book, even if you haven't finished the ones you have.
It's the perfect time to start a new elective, or a just for fun study, or any kind of enrichment.
Students are excited when they get to choose some of their curriculum. Some more than others, it is true. ;)
The possibilities are endless.
If you're short on ideas, go to a curriculum website, and just browse...