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It's been a busy couple of weeks and the holiday events at school flew by. It's been so much fun spending time with family and catching up on sleep. :)
I've attached a few pics from throughout our last week of holiday events. We had a blast! It truly is my favorite week of the year!! :) Before I launch into the holiday hoopla, here's a new file I created for Brain Breaks in the Classroom. Check out the description below. :) Click the link to purchase. Even though it says K-3rd, it can be used for any grade. I'm excited to use them when I get back to the classroom on Monday.
- "Christmas & Other Holidays Around the World": We used Hope King's packet (click the word to go the file on TPT) and the kids loved it. My co-worker led these activities since she teaches Social Studies to all our kiddos and I had a little break in my Science Units which allowed me to join in the fun!
- Monday was Grinch Day! This year we added some song lyric writing ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch") and included a lesson on similes. It was super fun and the kids did a great job!
- Tuesday we made cards for our buddies and celebrated Hanukkah with the dreidel game and a some Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts-it commemorates the miracle associated with the temple oil).
- Wednesday we made cards for our Christmas Tree Cards for our buddies and Gingerbread Houses in the afternoon. The hallway smelled like sugar for days.
- Thursday we made a Reindeer Glyph for Math and had Polar Express Day in the afternoon.
- Friday we have a half day and celebrate with a big school-wide Christmas service. It was lovely!
|I was impressed to see my kids use these a bunch! I'm hoping to make themed word walls for the year. Keep an eye out! |
|lots of mindless gluing and taping to prepare for Gingerbread House Day-I'm pretty sure my colleague and I were staying late this night.|
|We did a character trait reflection on The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. We left this activity more open ended this year and the kids did a fantastic job showing how the character changed with clear evidence from the text. I love seeing they represent his changes visually too.|
|Pictures from our Reindeer Glyph activity.|
|Snazzy Snack "Rudie the Reindeer"-love our monthly cooking projects!!|