Are you using the Elf on a Shelf elf for a super-fun behavior modification tool in December? Then you'll especially enjoy this "Santa's List" writing prompt.
Scenario: The elf is watching and reporting back to Santa.
Students write why they think that they should be on Santa's "nice"
list. After students share their page, collect, collate, add the cover
and make into a class book.
The packet includes a Santa's List poster to use as a good-behavior motivator, as well as a template for students to write a note to their Elf on a Shelf or to Santa. These make fun Daily 5 writing activities.
This packet includes a variety of quick, easy and interesting ways for your kiddos to countdown to Christmas.
Counting down is a great way to help your students practice counting backwards, as well as visually be able to "see" the passage of time, which is a rather abstract concept for young children.
I've included a file folder cover, which your students can decorate, to keep all of their countdown work in. Since there's a nice variety of options, why not have them do a countdown that they can color, another they bingo dot, and finally, one that they earn stickers for.
Children keep their work in the folder and take it out each day to countdown.
Only takes a few minutes, and frees you up to work with students
one-on-one. Send the folder home on the last day before vacation, so
students can finish their countdown at home.
Try these four task cards in your classroom today! Click over to my blog to download them. AN EXTRA BONUS, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS IDEA WITH YOU TOO!
out these Directional Cards and place them on your walls, to label North, South, East and West. Then place one of the above Task Cards at the Directional Cards. For a brain break, this helps to get everyone up and moving. You can make a little game out of it by saying, "Everyone with green shirts head West." "Everyone with black shoes on head East." With the directional cards I've
also included an answer sheet that can be used for any task cards you
place at North, South, East and West!
Choose one of these Christmas countdown activities,
or give your students a choice.
These craftivities are wonderful fine
motor practice. Scissor "snipping" helps strengthen children's finger
muscles. They'll enjoy counting down to Christmas day as they "trim"
the Christmas tree or Santa's beard.
You could also make a sample to hang in your calendar center. Each day, choose a different child to trim away. This
activity will give students a "visual" of the passage of time, as well
as help reinforce counting backwards.
Once either of the countdowns are completely trimmed, they make cute paper ornaments or gift tags.
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Are you working on fractions yet? It can be a tough concept for students, so I like to do lots of hands-on activities with them. This one I created to use in the winter (even though we are in Central Florida!) with a penguin theme.
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This is an introduction for your students on Symmetry. It also includes a rectangle that confuses them every year on our old FCAT, possibly your standardized tests too! I have saved it for you as a PowerPoint and as a PDF, your choice!
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