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Showing posts with label Advent Calendar. Show all posts

Day 22 Advent Fun: It's a Marshmallow World in the Classroom!

Hi friends! It's Christina from Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice! I'm here today for Day 22 of our Advent Fun Christmas Calendar!  I have a fun, hands on winter freebie to share with you!

This is a writing activity that is perfectly designed to integrate science engineering and the Common Core writing standards!  You can use this anytime this winter.  I think it would be perfect to use for a Fun Friday activity or on a winter day when you want to mix things up a bit for your writing and science block! :)

As you know, the week before winter break can be a little chaotic! My kids had a ton of energy and I knew I needed to channel that in a productive way!  We made little "snow houses" out of marshmallows and toothpicks and turned it into a science engineering and writing activity!  I put my kids into groups of 5 and gave them only 20 minutes to construct their "snow house."  Take a look at some of their awesome creations:

After we made our creations, we wrote about them, of course!!  
I included many writing prompts that you can use with this project. There is an informational prompt, narrative prompts, as well as an opinion prompt that you can choose from!

Click HERE to download this freebie from my TpT store. 
Or click the pictures below!

I hope you enjoy this Winter Wonderland FREEBIE!

Happy Learning and Happy Holidays!

Christina :)

Day 21 of PC's Advent Calendar!

Hi there. It's Karen from Mrs. Jones's Class!  I am here for Day 21 of Primary Chalkboard's Advent Calendar with a little goodie that you can use with your class (if, like me, you still have Monday and Tuesday left to go before break!) ...OR... with your own kidlets at home!

A Letter to Santa!

In color and black and white!

One of my readers mentioned she is using this letter writing template as a station during her party this week. I loved that idea!

And as a sidenote, I have to tell you why this freebie has a special place in my heart-- last year, a blogging friend posted this picture that was featured in her local newspaper. 
Ummmm.... OMG! There it is!  
I had a 15 seconds of fame moment.... well, more like 1 second, but I loved it still. :)

Have a great holiday everyone!

Day 16: Advent Fun

Happy last week before Christmas break! Are you all having fun with our Advent Calendar goodies this month? I know I've been loving these sales and freebies!  I'm excited to join in on the fun with you today.

I know this last week can be crazy, but it can also be super fun. I always love the month of December! Now I know you are all thinking about Christmas break next week, but you still have this week to get through right? Well, here are some activities to have fun and keep the learning happening in your classroom.

Here is a ready-to-print option for you all. Just color in the gumdrop that makes a real word.

Can you tell we've been working on the ink, ank, onk, ink families? These are two activities that I've been using to practice. Last year I did the activity in the top picture. I used this with my small group.

This year, I used the activity in the bottom picture.   

Here's  a little video of my students practicing the ing/ink families. This was day two so it was more like a warm-up. 

Advent Calendar Fun-Day 14

Happy Sunday, friends! 

I'm here for Advent Calendar Day 14-bringing you an idea, a deal, and a freebie!

Let's get started!

The Idea

Last week, a sweet grandmother made ornaments with my kiddos.

1) Clear, plastic Christmas balls
2) "Snow"-comes in a bag at craft stores
3) Holiday confetti
4) Holiday ribbon (2 per child-cut in 2-3 inch strips)
5) Jingle bells (1 per child)

1) Squeeze the wire and take the top off the ball.

2) Fill the ball with "snow."

3) Fill the ball with holiday confetti.

4) Take the wire out of the top and string the bell on the wire. 
Then "poke" the ribbon through the wire, one piece on each side of the bell.

5) Attach the wire back to the top and place the top back on the ball.

6) Tie a ribbon through the top to hang on the tree.
 You are finished! Look how sweet!

The Deal

My kiddos are enjoying this pack so much!
They keep asking for the next one!

You get Winter and Holiday pictures straight through Valentine's Day.

Today only, it's HALF OFF!!

Click the pic above to see it!

The Freebie

I just uploaded this freebie to TpT!

If you teach ordinal numbers or positional words, here's a winter freebie to help you out!

3 different activities to help your kiddos practice these life skills!

Click the pic above to download!

I hope you found something you love here!

Hang in there! The holidays are coming!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, friends!

Advent Calendar FUN - Day 13

Hi Friends.... Anna here from Simply Skilled in Second!  I am soooooo excited to take part in our Advent Calendar Fun Event!!!   Happy Day 13 on our Advent Calendar!!!

I hope you hopped on and gathered some of our freebies and 50% Off goodies each day!

I am not sure what is going on with me... but I think my brain thinks Christmas is over a month away because I have only 1 gift purchased AND I haven't decorated yet.... What in the world is going on with me????!!!!!  I better get moving and quick!!!  So this post is gonna be a quickie because I clearly have a lot of catching up to do...LOL

So I wanted to share a FREEBIE with you today and I started to make and then ran out of time :(  So I have my Merry Measure Freebie that I made last if you don't have it, you can download it by clicking the image below....


AND.... if you are in the mood for some FUN... I have marked down my
Math Centers!

Click the picture below to head on over to pick them up for this Steal of an Advent Deal!!

And if you are still looking for some fun activities for this last week before holiday break, I have some EASY PREP, NO FUSS, Engaging activities for your students.  Check them out by clicking the pictures below...

Thanks so much for stopping by The Primary Chalkboard!  
Happy Holidays!!


Day 12 "Advent"ure

Hello, Fab Followers!!!

Lisa, here, from Growing Firsties, checking in to share a little fun on Day 12 of our Primary Chalkboard Advent Calendar!

For today ONLY, I'll be offering my Common Core Crunch Bundles for 35% off the individual pricing!

The January to May Bundle packs, individually priced, are $20...the bundle is normally $17.50...but for TODAY ONLY, you can snag each of them up for $13!!!

And the September to October Bundle packs, individually priced, are $16...the bundle is normally $14...but for TODAY ONLY, you can snag each one up for $9!!!

This deal applies to the ELA and the Math bundles! Click any pic to get to it on TpT!





I have two freebies for you to snap right up...

The first one includes a printable (w/answer key) and matching center that helps your little spellers...

The second one is a little graphing printable...

And...have you seen this?

I posted it over on my facebook and instagram pages and folks were loving it! The lovely ladies over at #2superteachers had their students learn their elf name and illustrate a picture of themselves as the elf! How cute is that???? I've got that one in my back pocket for next week, when I miss prep time due to meetings and a concert. :)

Hope these can help save (at least some of) your sanity during this bizzzzzzy month!!!

Thanks for stopping by the Primary Chalkboard!! Maybe I'll see you over at ----

Big smiles to you all! Lisa