Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sneaking in Some Holiday Fun with the Bigger Kids

Hello, friends! I am a bit under the weather today, but I wanted to share with you how my class is sneaking away a couple moments to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays, even though I teach the bigger kids! 

We have already enjoyed a few games of Jingle Jangle in my room! Even though the stocking I bought sheds on the carpet and on my kids, they LOVE that the cards are inside the stocking. :)

Jingle Jangle is available at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I have a game for the third 100, fourth 100, and fifth 100 fry phrases.  We use the fourth 100 in my classroom. Click on the picture below to check it out. 

I've already been loving having my Christmas Themed Graphic Organizers ready to go for this season! 

 We have already used the inferencing and author's purpose organizer during our studies of those skills this month.  My kiddos have loved the little holiday flair.  Check out {this post} for a freebie from this pack.  I loved having the file ready on my desktop to use for random moments that pop up during the holidays! Last week our school had our annual holiday concert.  Considering 3/4 of my class is in chorus and had to leave early to prepare, the rest of the kids and I read How Santa Got His Job and filled out the cause and effect organizer from the pack. Click on the picture below to check it out on TpT!
During our ELA intervention time, a ten to fifteen minute time period daily,  my kiddos have been loving our Christmas ELA centers.  Luckily I have talented friends and I don't have to reinvent the wheel during this busy, busy time!  

We have been using parts of my sweet friend Amanda's Christmoose Wishes centers.  Click on the pic to check them out on TpT.

We have also been loving Amber's Common Core ELA centers too! Click on the pic to check them out!

I have been feeling really under the weather lately and a bit overwhelmed with two new units starting at once in math and in social studies, so I haven't had a chance to make December math centers for my lovelies.  I hate to disappoint my loyal customers but sometimes life just takes over! :) So I've been loving Molly's Winter Math Centers! Just click on the pic to check them out on TpT!
Oh and this AWESOME pack from Farly has been perfect for early finishers this month! LOVE it! Click on the pic to check it out!

This upcoming week we are starting a Multi Cultural Winter Celebration Unit in ELA and I am so excited to use the following units with my darlings!

Rachel's Christmas Winter Holidays Bundle. I LOVE everything about this pack! I'm teaching Las Posadas and Kwanzaa to three sessions of fourth graders, so this will help so much!

I am also excited to use parts of Latoya's Kwanzaa unit too! Click out the pic below to check it out on TpT!
 Okay, I'm off to tackle my To Do List for the day which is about a mile long! :)  I'll be back soon to recap our algbra unit and our study of author's purpose!


  1. Great post! Lots of wonderful things! My kiddos loved your shoe activity and all the inferring goodness you posted about last week! We still have a little more to do this week:) Thanks!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I was definitely waiting for December themed math centers from you because I just LOVE your stuff so much {as do my students}. But thank you so much for sharing other great resources. I'll check them out and purchase one of those since you recommend. =]

    My kiddos LOVE Jingle Jangle {and Gobble Wobble}. I have seen improvement with their reading since using this game, weekly, with them. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    I hope you feel better soon!

    The Learning Effect

  3. Thanks for the shoutout! I am using some of your Christmas Graphic Organizers this week too! I am loving Rachel's Holiday Unit too! It's fab!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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