Thursday, December 20, 2012

Grinches and Elfs and Celebrations {PLUS FREEBIES}... OH MY!

The last couple of days have been extremely CRAZY creative ones in the classroom. It has been such a fun experience getting to loop from kindergarten to first grade with my fun and hilarious class, but that's another story...

This week we did a couple of very hands-on activities that the kids really sunk their teeth into and their scissors... it looked like Edward Scissorhands had been in our classroom!  The first activity we conquered was a "Winter Celebrations" Book.  {I will give a BONUS ITEM to the first person that comments with the error on one of these page examples...}  See pics below:

 
The next project was a Grinchy affair!  I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THIS PROJECT!!!!  THEY TURNED OUT SO CUTE! Ok, I'm done screaming... We created The Grinch from construction paper {no they didn't have a template, but I do give them visuals for each step, which I can share with blogland if there is enough interest} and played {what I called} "The Grinchy Grinch Game" 

Students counted the teeth by different values/points: For example, how many total points if each tooth was valued at 1, 2, 5 or 10 points.  They thought it was too cool to beat The Grinch and I thought it was cool that they thought it was cool, so there was a lot of coolness going on!

  
 
I LOVE how they are all so unique, individualized AND self-differentiated.

LAST, but not least.  We read, "The Littlest Elf" by Brandi Dougherty
The kiddos were then inspired to write their own elfkin tale and create an elf unique to them ... name and all.
  NOW FOR THE FREEBIES!  Enjoy... maybe not until next year.
Click on the one that you would like to "grab!"
Winter Celebrations     The Grinchy Grinch Game      Elf Writing

THANKS for stopping by and visiting.  Tell me how you enjoy your freebies {and remember, the first one to find an error on the winter celebrations book and comment about it will get a BONUS item}! :)


10 comments :

  1. I love your Grinchy faces!! We had a Grinch day in my room, with a Who-Feast and a book we created on how we made the Grinch grin!! It was a great day!!
    I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! Congratulations! Stop by my blog and learn how it works!

    handsonhappiness.blogspot.com
    Stephanie

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I am going to need to get on this Liebster Award thing FAST! I am so thankful for the nomination {plus 2 others!} I have been sick over this winter break and am just now getting back on my {literal and virutal} feet. HA!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I always do a holidays around the world throughout December! The Grinch game looks cute as well as the elf writing!

    I really didn't notice any major mistakes.....in your original you didn't have culture as one of the fill in the blank words, but it is included in the download. Also Festival and Lights aren't capitalized on your key, but I'm not sure that's a mistake?

    I think it's great! Happy New Year!!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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    1. Ali ~ Thanks for the compliments and for participating! I guess I should have specified more about the mistake ... look in one of the child's illustrations. See if you see the one I am thinking of. :D

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    2. In the one picture the hand has 6 fingers! It is definitely something one of my firsties would do too! :)

      Ali

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    3. YES ALI! You got it. :) Now for your "Bonus." You may select any of my items for FREE! Just let me know what you pick and send me your email. :) You can check my TPT or TN store. Holla back!

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    4. Thanks Nikki! That's so kind fo you! Could I have your Massive Spider Unit Bundle {Math, Literacy, Science & Games}? I could use some new ideas for me spider unit!

      Thanks again!

      Ali
      alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  3. Can you be followed by e-mail?
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. susanlulu~I have added the "follow by email" function. THANKS for the suggestion! :D ~Nikki T

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  4. Okay, Ali! I sent the Spider Unit Bundle your way. Please let me know if you don't {or do} receive it and how you like it! :D

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