This holiday time of year can wreak havoc on even the most organized and structured teacher and classroom. Excitement is high and productivity can waiver due to so many holiday distractions. So rather than AVOID all of the holiday cheer, I embrace the season with my students and we complete North Pole Job Applications at the urgent request of Mrs. Claus!
As an ELA teacher, I work to incorporate high-interest writing exercises into our daily work. I find that the more interested my students are, the more attentive and focused they are in their work, and the better the work is while in progress and as a published result. With the excitement of the winter holidays, student attention can be tricky to maintain. In order to maintain a productive work environment, I make sure that I have plenty of “tricks” up my sleeve to get the very best out of my students from the beginning of December until they head out for the holiday break. Real world skills that students must possess are completing job applications and descriptive writing. This is why I created this…
This Digital North Pole Job Application Toolkit is the perfect resource to tackle essential writing skills and keep students enthusiastic and thoughtful about their work. Use it in its digital form with Google Slides, or print it out. Your students will LOVE it either way. This 4+day unit goes beyond traditional holiday writing exercises because it challenges students to write descriptively and navigate a job application that requires extended responses.
Best of luck navigating this exciting time! Look for more festive ideas and freebies coming your way! Happy Holidays!