Saturday, December 29, 2012

December Rewind & Winter Freebie

Wow! Can you believe this year is already at an end? It amazes me how quickly time flies especially when you're having so much fun teaching kindergarten! Since joining the blogging world this past summer, I've learned so much from my fellow bloggers and my wonderful followers! I want to thank each and everyone of you for helping me become a better teacher! 

December was full of excitement this year. Here are few pictures to recap some of the fun we had...
Our Polar Express pajama day is probably one of my favorite days of the school year! The kids always look so cute in their pj's and I love how excited they get about one of my favorite books! Of course, I have a super cute picture of my lions in their pj's but after searching my flash drive numerous times I realized the pictures are on my school computer! (I'll have to update this post once I get back to school!)

My fabulous room mom made us some amazing hot chocolate for our special day! After teaching kindergarten for 10 years, I know that hot chocolate has to be enjoyed at our tables...I've seen one to many cups spill all over the floor! Of course, we made a BIG pillow pallet on the rug and watched the movie after drinking our fabulous hot chocolate! 
We had a special visitor this year from the North Pole! After lots of brainstorming, my lions named our elf "Elfie." The first thing my lions did every morning was look for Elfie.

He was a sneaking little guy!
 Elfie learned how to spell his name while visiting our class!

My new favorite Christmas book is  Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini! My kids had a blast creating their own "moostaches" for Christmas! Such a simple but great activity!  

Last but not least was our class Christmas party! We always try to keep things simple so this year we made Santa hats using an ice cream cone & marshmallows! My lions did such a great job following directions and making sure none of the icing went to waste! Can we say "SUGAR RUSH"? Good thing our party was at the end of the day!

Thank you for visiting! I have a few new products ready for January and a FREEBIE just for you! Click on the preview pictures for a direct link to my TPT store! 

I'm also having an "End of the Year" SALE...20% OFF EVERYTHING in my store until December 31st!

 Finally, your reward for making it through my LONG post! Thanks again and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Click on the preview picture to download your copy!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Stuff & Freebie!

Better late then never...
Here's my recent product "'Tis the Season for Learning."  My lions did a lot of these activities last week and had a blast! Click on the picture and you'll be sent directly to my TPT store!

Here's a freebie for you just in case you need a few more activities for this week! I love using these color code pages for morning work! CLICK HERE

Monday, December 10, 2012

R is for Rudolph Craftivity

Our letter of the week is R and with the holidays just around the corner what would be better than a Rudolph craftivity! 

Step 1: Create Rudolph's habitat. The kids were quick to say that Rudolph lives at the North Pole with Santa. So, they used their white crayons and created a snowy setting. 

Step 2: Each student was given 1/2 piece of brown construction paper, 1/4 piece of black construction paper, 1/2 piece of blue construction paper, & a small 1" X 1" piece of red construction paper. We discussed the shapes we would use to create Rudolph and then the kids got busy! I love watching my little artist work! 

Great craftivity to use as a simple holiday door display!

 I just had to zoom in for more pictures so you could 
see how unique and creative each picture is!  
Kindergarten art is one of my favorite things!

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