Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Activities/Crafts!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have spent majority of the morning searching for Christmas activities, so I thought I would share some of the activities that I found with all of you!

1. Santa's Stuck Writing Craftvity. I found this super cute writing activity on All Student's Can Shine's blog. It is geared toward younger students but I am going to adapt it towards my 4th graders. We have working on  how to use dialogue in our writing so here is the perfect opportunity to use it in an actual writing piece! Click on the picture below to check it out it is a freebie!!

2. Christmas Wreath Craft: Click on the picture below for directions on how to make a cute Christmas wreath!
3. Snow Globe Craft: What the Teacher Wants has a fun snow globe craft on her blog.

4. Paper Plate Christmas Tree Garland: Love this!!

5. Reindeer Card Using a Peanut Shell!

What Christmas crafts/activities do you do?? I would love some ideas for parent gifts!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thankful Writing

I actually thought about not doing the traditional Thanksgiving thankful writing this year, but it just didn't seem right so I checked out Laura Candler's website ( I looooove her ideas!) and she had a GREAT writing lesson that is really well laid out. It has an organizer, draft template, and final copy paper. So if you are looking for a quick and easy Thanksgiving writing, check it out. She also has some other great Thanksgiving freebies that are worth checking out too!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I found a new blog through my daily blog stalking!! Yay! Annnddd she is having an awesome giveway. Go check out Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks! She has lots of great ideas and is giving away tons of giftcards and items from her store!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Made It November!

I can't believe it's already November, but you know what that means...time to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

So the first and most exciting thing I made just  so happens to be the one thing I can't figure out how to put a picture up of...go figure! Oh well...I'll just tell you about it. We are starting to work on the regions of the U.S. and learning the states and capitals so I made a Smart Notebook presentation for each of the regions that quizzes the students on the location of each of the states and then on the state's capital. I was fortunate enough to get a set of Smart response remotes and it works perfectly with those, or you can just put it up on the Smartboard as a whole class review! You can check it out at my TPT store if you're interested...the Southwest region is a freebie!

Item number 2 that I made is a set of homophone task cards! There is a set of homophones at the top and two sentences that students must figure out which word goes with which sentence! Quick, easy review that could be used as a center, during word work time, or as a scoot activity!

Item number 3 is Thanksgiving/Fall themed math task cards. Common Core is hugggge on problem solving, so I made some story problem task cards for the month.

I had big plans to make some cute fall wreath for my front door... but that was a flop! Maybe next month I'll have one for winter....probably not though :)