Hey friends! How excited are you that it's the last week (I hope for you) before Christmas break! I am extremely stoked! We have so much going on this week. Retirement party, Ugly Christmas sweater contest, kindergarten is putting on the Christmas program (Twas the Night Before Christmas), our classroom Christmas party, ornaments and parent gifts have to be done and SO much more!
Is anyone overwhelmed yet? Well, I promised myself that I would keep the fun meaningful. I also promised myself that I would continue focusing on writing no matter what else we have going on the rest of the year.
I was walking in Target the other day and walked up on this book.
Grab it here at Amazon (affiliate link)
This is seriously one of the cutest books I've read for Christmas. I LOVE this book. I also love a book that can have writing activities to tie in. I started thinking about what I would use for these and came up with two craftivities, some writing pages, and story maps for my kids.
I always allow my kids to choose a flesh color. I just print on white and then run these through the copy machine with construction paper. I've also ran these through my laser printer with a little trim on the construction paper to make it fit.
If the Santa Claus is too much for your kids, I've also included this easy Santa suit. I cut the buttons using my 1" inch hole punch. You can find hole punches in Joann's, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby. Don't forget to use a coupon if you do go buy a punch.
Our assessments are coming and one of the things that we have to work on is retelling. I included a BME, as well as a story map page to include characters, setting, and the problem.
Since it's the last week, I've marked this down for today and tomorrow. If you're currently planning what you'll be doing for the week, add this to your plans.