January is my favorite teaching month for many reasons. First and foremost, after a steady diet of holiday-themed teaching, it is fun to settle into some content-based thematic units. Next, my winter-themed thematic units are among my most favorite; I love everything about snow, arctic animals, mittens, and winter sports.
And last, but certainly not least, January is a month of amazing academic growth! Kids come back from the holiday break ready to learn.
As you are planning your month, don't forget to start with great quality literature. Here are a few I use with affiliate links.
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