That's right, no flour, no sugar, no butter or salt, no messes to be made. It's a virtual cookie exchange- an exchange of your favorite cookie recipes. Every year are staff has a cookie exchange some years I have failed to participate because I just didn't have it in me or I didn't have a good recipe. This year I'll be making these...
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The week we will be doing a lot with the Gingerbread Man. We will be listening to another version at the listening center. Using more activities from my Common Core Gingerbread Literacy Centers and Common Core Gingerbread and More Math Centers.
Our Elf will continue to make an appearance each day. I think my class has learned its lesson after the elf having to leave on Friday to visit Santa.
Here ar my plans for the week
I'll also be using some new centers that I am so excited about
Now hop on over to Mrs. Wills Kindergarten to see what others are doing this week.
This is my first time to participate in the Facebook Frenzy. Instead of a blog hop, it is a Facebook Fan Page Hop. Visit each page, like the page and then download their fabulous freebies. I am participating in the Kindergarten Math and Science Group.
Run, run as fast as you can December is catching up with you and before you know it, it will be winter vacation. We are just finishing our first week back from Thanksgiving break. We will have only two weeks left to fit it all in. We started Elf on the Shelf this week and are just beginning to read all the different versions of the Gingerbread Man. I can't belive how many versions there are. This is just a few that we will be reading
I'll also be showing my class these clips from YouTube. They LOVE Jack Hartman's Gingerbread Man song. Wait till they see this!
It wouldn't be music and videos in my room with out Harry's Kindergarten
I also found these to share with them
Richard Scary's Gingerbread Man Part 1
Richard Scary's Gingerbread Man Part 2
I have a few things I have created that I will be using.
I'll be using this to create notes my Gingerbread Man leaves when we chase him around the school.
I did a bit of shopping last night on Teachers Pay Teachers some new resources and a lot of new clipart. It seems that many of you bought my Letters to an Elf pack. I'd love to hear what you are doing with your Elf and what letters you have written. You can always email me at email@example.com or post photos to my FB page. By the way make sure you follow me here, on TpT and FB. this month I have many things to give away. I wouldn't want you to miss out. I'm linking up here.
Today when the kids arrived they immediately asked about Sparkle. I told them that I had just arrived and hadn't seen her yet. This is where we found her. I told the kids she must have asked the magnetic men for some help, but they were weren't that helpful.
Today our class received a package straight from the North Pole. I asked the kids what they thought it could be as they were all touching the box to feel how cold it was. A few thought it was a penguin. I was trying so hard to keep a straight face, while laughing hysterically on the inside. I love how their little minds work.
They couldn't believe how cold the package was/
They noticed the Santa Stamp and post mark
We unwrapped the package only to find a box with a present inside. It too was cold.
After unwrapping it, this is what we found.
We read the book and found a letter at the end.
So, as I'm reading the letter the kids burst out laughing. I look down and the elf's skirt has dropped to her ankles. "she's naked" is all I hear. I quickly fasten the undone velcro, giggle and keep reading.
Next we brainstormed some names. They had a hard time at first. I started to think this wasn't going to work out when they were saying names like tree, lights and Nod. For some of the names they gave me, I just pretended that I didn't hear them.
Then we went back over the names and did a thumbs up/thumbs down if we should keep it.
Next I asked each kid what name they liked the best and we created our tally chart. Great way to throw in some math. Which name received the most votes, the least...
Here is an outline of what will be on the Elf's agenda for the next three weeks. I have left some days blank for now. I'll be filling them in as I think of new things to do. I didn't use the elf that came with the book, so I might use him as a visiting elf for when the kids are really good, or when they are super naughty. Time will tell.
Dec. 3: Elf leaves Christmas lights- She will be tangled up in them
Dec. 4: Elf leaves a new book in the library and will have read a bunch of holiday books
Dec. 5: Elf will be sitting in the small Christmas tree that she brings.
Dec. 6: Elf will be sleeping in kleenex- new boxes of Kleenex for each table (its runny nose season)
Dec. 9: Elf will leave some special seeds (peppermint candies in a flowerpot) In a few days they will grow into candy canes.
Dec. 10: Elf
Dec; 13: Elf will be sitting in a large cooking pot on top of playhouse stove. The pot will be filled with marshmallows, hot chocolate supplies will be in the playhouse kitchen.
If you don't have my Letter's from an Elf, they are on-sale until tomorrow. That is where you will find my elf letter and several more, or be creative and use the editable stationary to write your own.
Well, if you follow me on TpT and read your inbox note from me, you would have received a link with a password to a Freebie. While multitasking, I pasted the wrong link and didn't notice until it was too late. Unfortunately TpT only allows one message to followers per month so I am unable to resend the correct link. Here is the correct link http://www.time4kindergarten.com/p/thank-you-for-being-teachers-pay.html The password I sent will still work. So sorry, next month I promise it won't be so complicated.
After all that Black Friday Shopping, long lines and crazy shoppers it's time to reward yourself with some Cyber-shopping on TpT. Now need to wait in line, grab some hot chocolate, a comfy chair and sing-a-long to your favorite Christmas Carols.
My favorite and soon to yours.
Everything you need to get your class Rockin' and Rollin' through the holiday season.
An Oldie but a Goodie, coming straight from Grandma's oven
The Gingerbread Man catch him Live Monday and Tuesday at TpT.
From Common Core Gingerbread and More Math Centers
Making his debut this season for a limited engagement
The Elf on a Shelf
Write your personal fan mail using my editable stationary.
These are just of a few of my favorite things during the holiday season. Just look under the holiday tab in my TpT store for much, much more