Primary Chalkboard: December 2014

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The bloggers at Primary Chalkboard are SO excited that 2015 is here! A little scared that time is flying so quickly, but still eager for the upcoming year.

To celebrate, we are throwing our stores on sale for New Year's Eve AND New Year's Day!

Check out ALL of these amazing sellers that are also throwing a sale to celebrate!

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 19 Advent Fun!

Hi!! Good morning and happy Friday to all of you from Naomi of Read Like a Rock Star!! Last day before Winter Break!! Wooohooo!! We made it!!!

It's day 19 of Primary Chalkboard's Advent Calendar, and I have a great FREEBIE for you to check out!

Click on the link above to grab this winter activity!
My entire store is also 20% off all weekend!!!

Day 18 Advent Fun!

Hi Teacher Friends!

It's Deb Thomas from Fabulously First!
     I want to know WHO is surviving this week?       

I am here to bring you some fun treats for day 18 of our Advent Calendar. 

Here is a fun little freebie I put together for you to survive the week!  

Click the above image for your FREEBIE!

 Please visit my store for HALF OFF today only on Christmas Math Centers!   


Just click on the image below to get your deal!

Hang in there everyone, we only have two more days left!  We've got this!

Day 17 Advent Fun

Hello Teaching Friends!!  

It's Jen Bengel from Out of This World Literacy. I hope you are all surviving these last few days before break!

I am here today to bring you a little treat for day 17 of our Advent Calendar.

Here is a freebie I put together to help you survive those last few days.

When your kids come in first tomorrow morning have them complete this contract with Santa first thing!

It would be fun to display these contracts on each student's desk as a reminder!

You can also swing by my store for HALF OFF today only on these two Christmas Resources!  

Just click on the images below to get your deals!

I hope you all enjoy a very well deserved break and have a Happy Holidays!!  

And just remember....

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. 

Day 15 Advent Fun

Aloha friends!! It's Corinna from Surfin' Through Second.  I hope you have been enjoying our special posts for the month of December.

Today I have a freebie for you to help get through these last few hectic days before Winter vacation.

This is a simple easy to print bingo game using holiday symbols.  It's appropriate to use from
1st to 6th grade.  Students can fill in their own cards with symbols so no one has the same card.

I have another goodie for you today.  My Polar Palooza Math Centers will be 50% off for today only!

Mele Kalikimaka!!