Snowmen With Crayon Carrot Noses

Snowmen With Crayon Carrot Noses

I wanted to share with you one of my FAVORITE winter projects!   We always make snowmen this time of year, but about 5 years ago when 'arts and crafts' was taken way I had to get creative.  So, we make these super cute snowmen, the students write stories for thier...

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More Classroom Elf Ideas!

More Classroom Elf Ideas!

Do you do the Elf on the Shelf in your classroom?  Here are some more Elf on the Shelf Classroom Ideas. Not sure about a classroom elf?  Read about the Pros and Cons of Having a Classroom Elf. Sleeping in the homework box... sorry can't turn in your homework today!...

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Milk Carton Gingerbread Houses – A How To with Freebies!

Milk Carton Gingerbread Houses – A How To with Freebies!

Here you have it.. a how to on making those fun milk carton gingerbread houses!  It is a fun activity for your students, but requires a lot of little details falling together in order to run smoothly! Gingerbread houses in our class are an academic activity!  Students...

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Gingerbread Exchange

Gingerbread Exchange

 Every year the  Simply Kinder Facebook Group For Teachers hosts a big Gingerbread Exchange.  It's super fun and we always have really great participation from all over the country.  It's easy, you sign up, make gingerbreads with your class, and mail them to a...

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Gingerbread Exchange Sign Ups

Gingerbread Exchange Sign Ups

It's  Gingerbread Exchange time again! GINGERBREAD EXCHANGE SIGNUPS ARE NOW OPEN. It's that time of year, the Simply Kinder Gingerbread Exchange.  In a nutshell, your class will make gingerbread people and write letters or stories about them.  You will package them up...

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Giant Wiggly Eyes & Elfs & Ornaments!

There is no other term for this post except randomness!  Ornaments & Elfs & Eyeballs! This year I decided I wanted to try something different for my parent presents. Aren't they just beautiful! So I got these great little cardboard ornaments at Michaels at...

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Elf Naming Freebie

My class this year was VERY lucky to get their very own elf from the North Pole!  I have never done an elf but my son's classroom did it last year and he LOVED it.  So the elf antics have started in my classroom! Keep reading for a freebie and some ideas to see how...

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Holidays Around the World for Kinder and First!

Another unit I am so excited about!  Holidays Around the World!  I started this unit last year and really struggled to get it to make sense.  You don't want to talk about religion.. but when you are talking about many of these traditions it's really hard to explain...

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Holiday Caroling Fluency & Close Reading Passages!

Holiday Caroling Fluency & Close Reading Passages!

Christmas carols are a great way to practice reading with your students - even in kindergarten! Each year the week before the holiday break we schedule a break from our regular reading curriculum.  We stray from our reading basals look add some holiday spirit into...

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Arctic Animals Craftivity Book

As we prepare to return to work in January I wanted to share with you a unit that I just posted I am very excited about.  Arctic Animals Craftivity Book. I find it very easy to plan math and reading AND very difficult to plan science and social studies.  So I have...

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Christmas Card Writing Center

Christmas card is definitely a fading trend but they make a super fun and engaging center for kids of many ages! First you need some Christmas cards!  Each year about this time I start requesting old holiday cards from my students.  Maybe they saved the cards from...

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Llama Llama Holiday Class Book!

Just added Llama Llama Holiday Drama to my Class Book and Take Home Backpack Freebie! Do just the class book, or assemble a whole backpack to send home with the kids!  Either way your students will love this activity for Llama Llama Holiday Drama! Click the images...

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