Archive for the ‘Winter’ Category

2017 March Madness Book Bracket

It’s time to start thinking about getting your March Madness Book Bracket started! This year I am doing a fiction vs. non-fiction book challenge with my third graders. I have created a 27 page PDF including a bulletin board title “2017 March Madness Book Bracket”, place holders for Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4, 2 championship…

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Turn your Students into ELVES!

Simple project to do the day before Winter Break! Cut some long strips of green paper (4 of each students). Cut out a pair of mittens for each student, a red hat, and come green shoes! Use writing paper as the body; have the students write an original story about their elf. While they are…

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Winter Break Homework Countdown

For the 17 school days in December, my class and I made a countdown chain with homework for each night. A combination of Math, writing, reading, and fun!!  

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Leprechaun Writing

  I had a parent pre-cut out the body parts for the students to put together once their writing was complete. What is needed: 1- green hat 1-yellow square with a small square cut out 1- small black strip for the hat 1- tan face half circle 1- orange beard cut-out 2- small tan hands…

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A shoe and a note !

I also found little leather shoes that I decorated to look like a Leprechauns shoe. I then wrote a letter that says, “Hi Boys and Girls, I had a wonderful wee time dancing and playing in your classroom last night! But I misplaced my shoes! If you find them could you leave them for me?…

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Ah the Luck of the Irish !

Want to add a little excitement to your classroom for your students? Here is a simple way to do that! All you need is green paint, glitter and your hand. You can make easy mini leprechaun footprints. Make a fist with you hand and dip the side of your hand (pinky side). When you press…

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Who will see their Shadow this Year?

This book is a great one to add to your collection! Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? written by Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki is a great book to get your students writing! My class read this book and talked about the different animals and what happened when they saw their own shadow. We…

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To see my shadow, or not see my shadow!

Happy Groundhogs Day! This is a cute craft that you can make with your students! Take a small picture of a groundhog and copy it for each student. Grab some popsicle sticks too! One per child.   Take some styrofoam cups and staple a green piece of paper to the cup. Leave almost an inch…

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We’re going on a Bear Hunt!

To learn about hibernation, have a bear day where the students each bring in a stuffed bear and a flash light. Set the classroom up like a bear cave using blankets and clothes pins and then use flash lights to read books about hibernation. You could also make a special bear snack like an acorn donut…

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