I think that in a way it is helping in the classroom as we have less than 2 months of school left, but the students don't seem as antsy about it. Not that I want the snowy weather to stay around or anything though!
We had our spring break last week so I encouraged my students to keep reading over the break with this great printable that I found on Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher's TPT store. Students were invited to read in many ways with this printable. I bought pencil grips as a small reward for students who finished and returned it this week. This is a freebie, so hop on over with the link if you are interested!
My 1st graders have been studying animals and making big books about them. So, I invited them to make shoebox habitats for the animal that they studied over the break. I have some 2nd graders who wanted to do it as well...I figure review never hurts:) Anyway, here are two of the projects. The students really enjoyed sharing their habitats and how they created them!