Winter Break Challenge for Elementary Classrooms! *UPDATED FOR 2022*

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I love using this for my class over winter break. It gave them fun activities to do without it being "homework." The kids enjoyed them and I got good feedback from families.
My students loved using this resource over winter break! I will use this again next year! Thank you!


** December 10, 2022 File was Updated with 2022 Calendars**

The thought that my kiddos might go 2 or 3 FULL weeks without picking up a book breaks my heart. Knowing that many of my kids might revert back to their non-reader habits, I created this Winter Break Challenge for ALL elementary students {primary and intermediate}.

This challenge is not meant to be daunting, serious, or involve a lot of rules. Rather, the goal is to keep students reading and writing in FUN ways ! From reading in your PJs to sending an email to your teacher, I have included oodles of opportunities for families to ‘sneak’ in some literacy moments.

In this resource, I have included everything you and your students need to complete the challenge.

Notes to the Teacher

Parent Letter{Editable in PowerPoint 2007}

Winter Break Challenge Calendars

  • 1.5 Week Calendar
  • 2 Week Calendar
  • 2.5 Week Calendar
  • 3 Week Calendar

Student Materials for Challenge{Primary & Intermediate Versions Included}

*Books in My House {Day 2}

*List of Really Cool Words {Day 6}

*Letter to a Favorite Author {Day 8}

*Thank You Notes {Day 10}

*My Goals for 2021 (Day 12}

Celebration Materials

*Reward Coupons {Editable in PowerPoint 2007}

*‘Challenge Accepted’ Certificates

To get a closer look at what is included in this resource, please look at the PREVIEW or read about the Challenge in my 5th grade classroom here.

Happy Teaching,

Catherine Reed

The Brown-Bag Teacher

If you are interesting in other Holiday learning resources, check out Tis’ the Season to Grammar!

Total Pages
36 pages
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2 Weeks
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