Monday, December 31, 2012

Supporting Sandy Hook

Peace, Love and Learning has organized an amazing support system for Sandy Hook teachers.
If you'd like to participate in this effort click the picture.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Snowglobe Snowglobe

Snowglobes are MAGICAL! I love this video of a snowglobe tree through the seasons.
So peaceful.

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And if you've not seen my Snowglobe Pack, it's my top seller!

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Happy happy winter to YOU!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Drawing Christmas

We drew holiday scenes today. The basic designs were from a directed step by step drawing book called Drawing Christmas, but I was surprised about the unique details students added on their own.

The tree in this picture was the only item that was copied from the book. The rest of the details was talent a la my student. I love her staircase and lamp.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Operation Snowman

Here's a fun "Build a Snowman" computer game called Operation Snowman.
A word problem is displayed on the screen and students need to determine
the correct operation: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
If correct a part of the snowman is displayed on the screen.
Happy Snowman building!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Take a Peek ....Holiday Tile Gifts

My students make these decorated tiles for their family holiday gift.
I bought the tiles at Home Depot for 16 cents each.  In all, it cost me less than $5.00 for a class set.
Then I cut squares of scrapbook paper.

Students picked the design they liked and modge podged it to the tile.
I chose more generic designed paper that could be displayed all year, but you can also use seasonal designs.

Then I sprayed them with a sealant.

This is one of the easiest gifts I've made over the years for both the students and ME!
The finished tile can be put on display or used as a coaster.

Don't forget that I'm having a TPT sale

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Gift Writing

My students completed our Gifts of Giving Writing this week.
Their ideas were cute and thoughtful.

"First of all, without moms in my life it would be an awful time because they make your day bright."

This student thought that, "... fire is a good thing because we need it to light up a candle
so we can celebrate birthdays."

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Read Aloud

Holiday Freebie alert!
Go grab my Rudolph Writing freebie
I always read the story Rudolph's Second Christmas to my students and have them then write their own version afterwards.  The sequel to the original Rudolph has an endearing set of "misfit" characters who, like Rudolph, seem a little different. Santa and Rudolph come to the rescue to bring back Christmas spirit to two children who were "forgotten" the previous holiday season.

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