Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Hoopla! and freebies!

Yes... I still have one more week of school! Ahh! My kids are going bonkers, yesterday they were at recess chanting "9 more days till Christmas!" Can I just say next week will be VERY interesting...

To keep them interested I have been doing a bunch of  holiday hoopla! And thanks to some great ideas in bloggy word I have been able to do some great activities! This week we did a version of Cara Caroll's Elf Application. But we used Jan Brett's The Wild Christmas Reindeer and I changed the app to fit hiring an elf to "ready the reindeer"

yes... world instead of would, we're working on that :)
This next week I am super excited to do our Mouse to the Movies day (another Cara inspiration). I put together a couple of workshop worksheets to go along with our book; a long a word sort, independent cause and effect and a response writing page. Click the pics to download.

We are also gearing up for snowman day. My kiddos will be doing all things snowman and snow related. I will post about it when we finish but here are a couple of sneak peek freebies... (click to download!)

We will be sequencing how to build a snowman whole class, but they will be sequencing the life of a snowman independently by ordering these cards and writing about the events.

18 word cards to be put into alphabetical order (3, 4 and 5 at a time) with a recording sheet
 Have a happy weekend everyone!


Delighted said...

I tried to download the snowman sequencing... but it doesn't work. :-( The reindeer application is very cute!

First Grade Delight

Mrs. Hodson said...

Okay, I think I fixed it! Thanks for letting me know, tell me if it still doesn't work :)

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

very cute! Thank you...and it's working now :)

♥ Jen Ross
The Teachers' Cauldron

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Sandra Maddox said...

Thank you! These are great!

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Klinger Cafe' said...

I love the snowman sequencing thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

I also made some games for Mouse to the Movies last month before I saw your site, We should link up next year to promote each other!


Elizabeth Pruyn said...

Thanks so much! These are really cute, new ideas for my tired old snowman unit.