This year, I am working hard on using the "exit ticket" system. A quick question used to see if students understood the lesson. I created a spot in the room, with a square labeled with each kiddo's name, where they can put their note when done. I can see who didn't turn it in and can assess how the lesson went. So far - it's been a breeze to use and I love the quick snapshot I get from the lesson.
Post Yom Kippur, we decided to break the fast with JP Licks. Nothing sounded better than a nice scoop of ice cream after 26 hours sans food or drink. We followed it up with a smorgasbord of other nosh, but this hit the spot.
Brookline has launched a series of mini libraries all over the town. The concept is "take a book, leave a book" a fun way to get a book to read without a trip to the library or shop. You borrow the book and bring it back when done. You can even donate a book or two, if you want! The TARDIS shaped one by school is by far my favorite!
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