As we transition back from Thanksgiving break, it is helpful to remember that transitions for our students (and ourselves) can sometimes be an adjustment. While we hopefully had opportunities to rest and restore some balance in our work and home lives, we also are returning faced with sad news of the loss of our colleague, Nipmuc teacher, Andrea Bosworth. Fortunately, we are returning to an amazing, caring, and supportive MURSD community. Please take extra care of your colleagues and your students as we enter this week.
Returning to as normal of a routine as possible will help students to transition back to school. Students do best when they have a predictable routine and know what to expect. Additionally, with the change in schedule over the break, students might be more tired than usual, so providing additional breaks can help them adjust to the school schedule. Some students may have faced challenges over the break, so they will be looking for safety and support from their trusted adults in school. Keep your eye out for students who may be struggling and may need extra support. Finally, the best way to re-engage your students in learning is through your continued work in developing highly engaging, student-centered, and relevant learning opportunities.