Thursday, December 11, 2014

More Christmas Center Fun

Nouns and Verbs 

First Christmas Retelling

Word Work

Sight Words

Ending Sounds

Sticker Story Writing 


Ways to Make 10 

Counting On 




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Christmas Conversation

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Monday, December 8, 2014

December Currently - Freebie and a Giveaway!

I'm linking up once again with Farley for December Currently! This one is short but sweet! 

Loving ...
     Right now I am LOVING the Jesse Tree inspired ornament craft series I am doing with my students! My friend Ashley blogged about her family's Jesse Tree for Missional Motherhood. This was my first time hearing about the Jesse Tree and I absolutely LOVED it! My first thought was, "WOW! I want to do this for our ornament crafts at school this year!" I have been busy ever since working to adapt this to about an 8 ornament series that was doable with our time frame at school, yet still helped my students see the Bible as ONE story. I am LOVING this sweet time with my K5ers and they are getting it! Here is a picture of what we have so far... 

I got sick last Wednesday and was out for the rest of the week. Apparently, some nasty illnesses have gotten ahold of my classroom. Last Friday only 4 of my students were at school! I have multiple confirmed flu cases, several students who have been in the hospital, and I was sending more home today from the stomach bug! Say a prayer for us please! 

I am fortunate enough to have everything that I need. The only thing I am in need of is an ever present sprit of gratitude. I am so BLESSED! 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday Made It!

     I know this is so simple, but I am so proud of myself because I came up with the idea for this all by myself! I was just looking at a champagne cork one day and I saw an angel. Wah lah ... an angel ornament, table, or mantel decor! Cheap, simple, and speedy Christmas Craft! 

     Tip: Use glue dots to make sure you get the positioning correct for the halo and the wings. Once you have what you want, add the hot glue to secure it! (In case you are curious, Asti is just another kind of bubbly!) 

I absolutely LOVE this ornament that I made of Deeohgee's pawprint. Note: I had my mom feed her turkey while I pressed her paw into the clay. Probably would not have been very successful without the turkey. 

    I suppose I am cheating, because this is actually the big Christmas ornament craft that I made with my students last year. Oh well, it was adorable and I haven't shared it yet! The students helped make these. We filled PLASTIC ball ornaments with epsom salt and tiny Christmas themed items to create a seek and find ornament for each student's tree. We sealed the top on using hot glue, added ribbon and a tag listing all of the items to find! It was time consuming and pricey, but the kiddos loved it and it makes an absolutely adorable ornament that doubles as an activity! My mother made these same ornaments as gifts for the students in her Kindergarten Sunday School Class last year. She made them ahead of time for the students and hers were a Nativity/ Christian theme!  

Winter / Christmas Center Materials!!!


These easy trees for addition and subtraction are one of my favorite ideas! 

Ways to make 10! 


    Does making it count?!?!? I am busy busy busy working on my new Kindergarten Christmas Math and Literacy Centers. I am getting ready to use these in my classroom this week! I have posted this pack to TPT, but I'm not quite done yet.... so it is just $2 for now! This pack already includes: nouns/verbs, ending sounds, complete the word activities, base 10 for numbers 10-20, counting on, addition, and subtraction. What else do you want to see in this set?!!?!? Hoping to add a few more in the next day or so!