It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But for some students, it can also be the most stressful. All that excitement, the uneasy of what will happen at Christmas and the fear of unknown for some students. That’s why it’s important to keep doing work right up until Christmas. This will help to manage behaviours, keep learning going right up to Christmas and make sure everyone is on track for a successful holiday season! In this blog post, we will share some Christmas-themed math revision worksheets that are both fun and educational. Merry Christmas, everyone!
We all know the end of the year can be hectic. The pressure is on to complete reports, switch classrooms, get your family organised for all the Christmas parties and somewhow keep your class at school engaged. This is hard, when all they want to do is bounce off the walls!
Here is a FREE Christmas Math Activity that is both fun and educational! Christmas Addition Code Breakers. Including 2 different worksheets (with and without regrouping) to cater for everyone in your classroom! Download your free copy here!
Why It’s Important to Continue Classroom Routines
As the holidays approach, it’s easy to let classroom routines slide. After all, isn’t it time for a break? But the truth is that maintaining routines right up until Christmas can actually help reduce stress and anxiety for both students and teachers. Here’s why:
Classroom routines provide structure and stability during periods of change
When students know what to expect each day, they feel more secure and can focus on learning. On the other hand, when routines are lax or non-existent, students can feel lost and uncertain. This can lead to behavioral problems and a decrease in academic achievement.
So if you want your students to stay calm, focused, and motivated during the holiday season, stick to your regular routines as much as possible. That means continuing with daily math lessons, morning meeting, lunch and recess, and any other usual activities.
Of course, you can still incorporate some holiday fun into your routine! Just make sure that the majority of each day is devoted to academics. I will share some of my favourite activities at the bottom of this blogpost.
The holidays can be a challenging time for managing student behaviours. There are more distractions, more opportunities for misbehaving, and more stress all around. Students are tired, teachers are tired and there is lots going on outside of school. But there are some simple things you can do to help manage behaviours during this hectic time of year.
Here are a few tips:
Don’t change your classroom routine
Keep teaching for as long as you can
If you can, keep running literacy groups for as long as you can
Continue to have clear expectations on what you want students to achieve
Don’t start Christmas activities too early
Want to read more? Read 5+ Tips for Dealing with the end of the Year Craziness.
Fun, Engaging and Christmas Activities where Students are still Learning – Math Revision Worksheets
Just because it’s Christmas, doesn’t mean learning has to stop! In fact, there are lots of great Christmas-themed activities that are both fun and educational. Here are a few of our favourite Math Revision Worksheets:
Christmas Patterns and Symmetry
This is a great activity for students to revise symmetry. Students draw the other half of a Christmas picture then colour in symmetrically.
Learn more about Christmas Patterns and Symmetry.
Christmas Math Revision Worksheets
Christmas is a great time to revise key math concepts. Focusing on a different math topic keeps students motivated and interested too!
Using this Christmas Math Revision pack is one of my favourite ways to finish off the year – let me show you what is included in these Math Revision Worksheets!
Problem Solving Scavenger Hunt – 14 question cards to place around the room and answer sheet. Topics include place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, time and money.
Finding Shape and Transforming Shapes worksheets.
Money Activity – students cut and paste the correct coins and notes to match the price of toys. USA and AUS coins and notes are included. Other countries can simply add their own money.
Data Collection – students survey the best present for Christmas.
Grid References and Mapping activity worksheets.
So much fun in one pack! Easy for your to prep and use with your class!
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The end of the year can be hectic, but it’s important to keep up with regular classroom routines. This will help reduce stress and anxiety for both students and teachers. Managing behaviours is also key during this time. And finally, there are lots of great Christmas-themed activities that are both fun and educational. So get planning with these math revision worksheets and have a wonderful Christmas.
Don’t forget to download your FREE Christmas Code Breaker Worksheet.
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