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Christmas Activities Santa Edition

Hi everyone! Only a couple more weeks and our school will be on winter break. December always flies by so quickly! In keeping with the holiday spirit, I always like to have some fun Christmas activities for the students to do.

I created some Santa Claus themed NO PREP printables and a quick and easy Santa craft to display alongside holiday writing activities.

This printable makes a great partner activity. The children cut the letters out and use them to make words. They then write the words. You can extend the activity by making a class list of student generated words that your students can add to during the month of December. 

Here's a fun and simple craft that can be used as a bulletin board display.

You can download the packet HERE. I hope your students enjoy the Santa activities!

Teachers Love Gifts Too

Teachers are a giving bunch by nature. But others may not know how to give back to teachers. Here is a 2016 Interactive Holiday Gift Guide to take or share!

Do you want to give some great ideas to others for what a teacher might like for the holidays?

Maybe you are an administrator who is searching for an awesome staff gift for your teachers?

Co-worker gifts?  A parent who is looking for ideas for your kids' teachers?

Looking for a special treat for yourself?  :)

Check out this FREE Interactive Holiday Gift Guide for 2016 where no matter whether you are looking for other teachers or yourself, you are sure to find some personalized ideas!

Take the super short FREE quiz HERE.

Happy shopping!

Teachers are a giving bunch by nature. But others may not know how to give back to teachers. Here is a 2016 Interactive Holiday Gift Guide to take or share!

The Case of the Missing Gingerbread Cookie

Marshall's gingerbread cookie seems to have run away. Is this possible? Read Catch That Cookie! by Hallie Durand.

Visit this post at Artistry of Education for a free printable missing poster.

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Doubles and Near Doubles--Christmas style!

I loved teaching firsties about doubles and near double facts.  I had this fun activity that they loved and not only was it cute, it was also purposeful.  Students will color their trees and then sort the facts that are on the ornaments by whether they are doubles or near doubles (doubles or doubles +/-1, etc;  Personally, I like the term "near doubles" much more than the +1 or -1... it just makes more sense with the kids.)

Click HERE or on the picture below to see it a little more in action and to grab your copy!

Important Student Information Form

Free student information forms to increase parent teacher communication - from Raki's Rad Resources.

Having key student details in one binder is a great way to make parent communication much, much easier. I ask each of my parents to fill out this Important Student Information Sheet and I keep them in a binder near my computer. Everytime I need to e-mail or call a parent, I have all of the pertinent information right at my finger tips. Download this easy organization form for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

A CVC Christmas Game!

This is a brand-new freebie just in time for Christmas!

My younger students and struggling readers need lots of practice with short vowel sounds, segmenting and blending CVC words, and recognizing rhyming pairs.

Students work to match 2 CVC word cards, a picture card, and a second picture card that connects the rhyming words. I've included 2 additional student work pages as well.

I know your students will love playing as much as mine! Click the image above to download it right from Teachers Pay Teachers, OR pin the image below to save it for later!

Have an awesome weekend!

Listening and Following Directions Activities Freebie

Mastering language cues, tricky wording and following oral and written directions can be difficult for many learners. It requires vocabulary development, visual processing, auditory processing, sequencing and more.  Come to my blog where you can download 3 free sample activities that exercise these needed skills.

Dr. Erica Warren

Fern Smith's FREE 12 Days of Christmas Addition Plus Three French Hen Color By Code
  FREE 12 Days of Christmas Addition Plus Three French Hen Color By Code Printable!
FREE Christmas Fun! Twelve Days of Christmas Addition Facts {Plus Three} French Hen Color By Code for Christmas! ONE No Prep Christmas Printables and Matching Answer Key that can be used for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. Perfect for a Sub Tub!
Click here to download it at my TpT Store!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Resources and Freebies to Help Elementary School Teachers!

Your students will ♥love♥ it!

Oh yeah! K-12 Specific Sites!

ALL K-12 grade levels represented! Something fun for my teacher friends! I created them on the suggestion of one of my Organized Classroom fans.   YAY!

Hopefully they will be pages filled with grade-level specific (or close to it anyway) resources on a daily basis. Enjoy and please pass along to other teachers who might benefit as well. Thanks!

~Charity Preston, Classroom Freebies founder

Free Christmas Centers

Five free Christmas themed centers that cover math and literacy standards - from Raki's Rad Resources.

The last week before the winter holiday can be hectic. Every school I've ever been at had sing a longs, assemblies, and parties during this week. However, I hate to leave learning behind all together. So when I taught first grade, I filled in the gaps with this simple Christmas Centers Packet. The packet gave my students five quality activities that worked on math and literacy skills. Download this free packet for your primary classroom from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Candy Cane Hundred Chart Game

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Happy December!  Kindergarten teachers, your students will enjoy adding one and adding two as they also practice using the 120 chart - and they'll love the candy cane and hot cocoa theme, too!

Happy Teaching!

7 Sets of FREE Christmas Clipart

Hey y'all!  Jen Bradshaw here from

Free Christmas Clipart

Merry Christmas teacher friends!  Grab these 7 sets of FREE Christmas Clipart.

Best wishes!

Jen Bradshaw

See the World with Santa Map Skills Activity

Lead students on an international adventure with Santa Claus as he makes his way around the globe. Students will use a map to identify 15 world cities by latitude and longitude as well the countries, hemispheres, and continents in which they belong.
In addition, students are asked to research some additional information about the country such as climate during Christmas, currency, and what Santa might say in that country's national language. 

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Fun Free and Festive Bookmarks

Christmas is just around the corner and these fun bookmarks make great gifts for your kiddos.

This download contains 2 colored and 2 black and white bookmarks for your friends to color.  You can download it HERE.  I'd love to know what you think!  Hope you enjoy!

Fraction Strips: Step by Step Instructions

Creating a set of fraction strips with students like the ones shown above takes time, but it is worth it.  As students create their own models and get experience with measuring and dividing the strips of paper into equal pieces, they get a deeper sense of how fractions work. To see my step by step instructions, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.

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