Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Tree and Christmas Vacation

I wanted to decorate my classroom Christmas tree this year to coordinate with my classroom decorations, so I included the colors in my classroom and a few owls in my tree.  I think it turned out pretty cute, and so did my class.

My girls and I are officially on Christmas break.  We enjoyed a restful day at home together.  Tomorrow, I look forward to some baking and candy making.

Check back soon for my 200 follower giveaway!

Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Owl Themed Christmas Bulletin Board and Free Christmas Packet

Wow!   I can't believe December is moving by so quickly.  Like you, I have been so busy in my classroom, teaching, decorating, making ornaments, etc.  I have also been working frantically, trying to complete a Christmas Packet for Tpt.  If you haven't noticed, I have just reached 200 followers!  Thank ya'll so much!  To celebrate, I am planning a giveaway sometime within the next week, so check back to join in!  In the meantime, I have a couple of things to share. 

The first is my Owl themed Christmas bulletin board:

I think it turned out too cute!

The next item that I have been working on (for what seems like weeks) is my new Jolly Santa Literacy Packet full of fun activities for Christmas.

In addition, to begin my celebration of reaching 200 followers and to wish everyone a Merry Christmas,  I have created a packet for Free!!!  This is a fun Christmas packet that I hope you'll enjoy. Included in this packet are a fun Christmas Printable,  colorful literacy center cards, and printables to make a Christmas art activity.  Just click on the picture below for the link to my TpT store and this freebie.

 Fun Christmas decodable puzzle
 Cute and colorful literacy center cards

Simple and colorful Christmas art activity

I am finally linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for another great Monday Made It!  Hopefully, it is better late than never.  I love her blog and her linky!

God bless!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nonfiction Text Features Activity

Hey ya'll!  I hope you have had a blessed Sunday.  Our weekend here has been gorgeous and warm!  It has been just beautiful weather. 

I have had so many ideas that I have wanted to share with you, but I am struggling these days with one thing:  time.   I have finally found a moment to sit down and share a nonfiction activity that we completed last week.  After reviewing nonfiction text features, each student used a nonfiction book to create these wonderful nonfiction text charts.  This was an idea inspired from Mrs. Winston's blog.

My students did a great job, and it was a fun review of nonfiction text features.    Here are some of their completed projects.