Thursday, December 01, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


My kinders worked like little elves this week, getting our classroom ready for Christmas!  I know it's still early but...yesterday we had our first snowfall! 
It definitely put me in a festive mood!

I wanted to share some of the activities we worked on this week. 

Here is our Write the Room Christmas activity.  I have various theme words scattered around the classroom for the kids to find and write on worksheets.  It's a great way to introduce new themes.  This was such a hit!


We made this cute handprint Santa and Christmas tree (which tied in so nicely with our unit on Spatial Relationships as we reviewed words like top, middle, bottom).  This idea came from Victoria in Kinder Korner.



We played Roll a Number game by matching numbers on a gingerbread man with bingo dabbers.

*Click on the picture of the gingerbread man for your free download of this game*


Here are some of the kiddies playing Silly Snake.  It's such a cute game where you roll the dice, match the game piece and try to build the longest snake.  All of these math activities were so much fun - and I love how my students are getting to know their numbers to 10!

Finally we wrapped up our Nursery Rhymes unit.  I can't believe how well the kids did reciting all of the rhymes!  We made this fun, tactile book too!

So glad it's Friday tomorrow!  We are getting ready for our Christmas craft day next week so be sure to check back for updates on that fun day!

Psssst......you have until Midnight tonight to purchase all of my units and activities in my TpT store at 20% off! 
Hurry on over there and check it out!

Happy teaching!

7 comments:

  1. I love your gingerbread/dice activity. I teach first grade and would love to change the dice to numerals and have the kids roll dice, add them and bingo dob the sum. Would you mind if I sort of stole your idea? (I'd give you a shout out on my blog!!!!) Do you remember where you got the gingerbread guy?

    Thanks so much!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  2. Your Gingerbread Roll a Number is such a cute idea. Our students love doing it. We tweeted your freebie. http://twitter.com/#!/kinderlearning
    Thanks!

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  3. Hi Holly,
    No problem - you are too sweet! I got the graphics at Scrappin Doodles. It is called the Gingerbread Lane 1 collection. Love your idea too! That would be great for the grade 1s!
    Alessia

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  4. Hi Kinder Learning Garden,
    Thanks for the tweet! I appreciate you spreading the word about my blog!
    Alessia

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  5. Thanks for the Gingerbread activity-- I will be introducing the Gingerbread Man on Monday, so this is perfect!!!
    Anita
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

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  6. OOOH just noticed you're a fellow Canadian Kindergarten teacher...and from Ontario yet too!
    :)
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

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  7. I teach in Dundas, which is west of Toronto. Nice to "meet" you here!

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