Friday, December 11, 2015

14 Days to Christmas!!

Checking out our cameras and binoculars today!
Bought extra memory cards...
I can't even imagine how many pictures we will be taking!
And one week until winter break! 
We have been keeping our first graders excited and engaged 
with our Holidays Around the World Units!  
We started off by making this adorable suitcase and passport 
to introduce our thematic unit!  
We told them we were going to catch a flight and 
they kept asking if we were really going on a field trip!!
Our Holidays Around the World Suitcase craftivity 
is available as a FREEBIE here!

We started off with our Christmas in Germany  
Saint Nicholas Day non-fiction reader and craftivity.  
We left our shoes in the classroom over the weekend and when we arrived back at school this past Monday, there were treats for all!
This unit is available in our TPT store!

On Tuesday we learned about Hanukkah 
and had latkes with apple sauce! Click here for the unit.
Insiders Tip:  Trader Joes has great latkes and 
they are so easy to warm up at school!

On Thursday we read about Christmas in Sweden and made the cutest hats!  Our first graders loved the ginger cookies from IKEA!
To share this fun with your kiddos click here!

Next week we will be busy with Christmas in Mexico - Las Posadas, Christmas in Italy, and Kwanzaa!
These units are available in our TPT store 
individually or as a bundle.

Wishing you a wonderful last week before vacation!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Three Weeks To Go!

Three weeks to Antarctica...checking out our jackets, mittens, and hats!  
Also doing some penguin research and getting so excited!! 
There are 17 different types of penguins and on our trip 
we may have the opportunity to see 9 kinds!
We have a new polar product available:
Our kids will love starting this project during our first week back to school in January! 
It will be a great way to kick off the first of our five HABITAT units, 
The Polar Regions!

Our Polar Animal Count and Rhyme Book can be easily differentiated for student ability.
We will be using it with our TK and First Grade students!
Also included are 15 Polar Animal picture and name cards in both color and black & white.

Check out this fun activity in our TPT store or by clicking here!

Take time to enjoy the holiday season!