Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Few December Activities!

It's been FOREVER since I've blogged.  Time has completely gotten away from me.  Here are some of the highlights from the past few weeks.  I'm highlighting them with Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday!
We have been reading 'old lady' books lately.  After reading "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" we read a simple version emergent reader.
Then we colored the animals from the story,
and the old lady.
Next, we stapled a ziploc bag to the back after cutting out a circle 'stomach'
Finally, we retold the story, placing the animals in her stomach.
The little ones loved this.  They took them home to retell the story to mom and dad!
If you are interested, you can find the patterns, emergent reader and more HERE.
We went on a Gingerbread Man hunt after reading lots of different versions of gingerbread stories.
One of the best things about being at an elementary school is having older students to participate in some of our activities.  This little one was lucky enough to have his older sister join us.
Of course, after reading all the clues throughout the school, we find him right in our own room.
 Snip, Snap!!! He was delicious!
During centers, we set up our own gingerbread shop, pretending to bake and decorate cookies.  It was so much fun.
And, of course making cookies out of play-doh is a must!
Here are a couple of our art projects.  We decorated our own gingerbread man along with his house!
Our classroom elf made an appearance, too.  We named him Charlie. 
We have kept a journal everyday of where he appears in our class.
 We also made our own elves.
 I'm loving the wood grain that the sweet ones drew on the shelves.
 They turned out super cute and make an adorable bulletin board!
We've also managed to squeeze in a lot of learning into our activities.
Here, this sweetie is coloring an AB peppermint pattern.
First, we practiced making different patterns as a class, then we practiced doing patterns independently.
We also sorted items by what would fit into a stocking and what would not.  I used real items first.
Then it was time to see what we learned.
They cut and then glued pictures where they belonged.
They did great!
My newest pack is 144 pages long and filled with tons of Christmas themed activities.  You can find it HERE.
Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to highlight your latest activities!
Thanks for Reading!  Have a great day.  :)


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