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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Martin Luther King Day Activities – Free Reader

Martin Luther King Day Activities – Free Reader

  Back to school in January means Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming!  This is such a hard topic to talk about with Kinders because they are so literal, so here is how we do Martin Luther King Day in our classroom! Since our students are so young they tend to take...

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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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Take Home Book Freebie!

I am very excited to be starting the whole Take Home Backpack thing with my kids.  I have seen teachers do it here and there but it was not until my own kindergartner got to participate in it that I really saw the impact it had! So here is my FIRST Take Home Backpack...

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