This is my first time linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her December Currently. Such a cute idea! I love stalking and seeing what everybody is up to. I know, it's a Saturday night and I'm home on my computer.... such is my life! The last two Saturdays have been busy with Christmas parties and dinners, so I am HAPPY to be home this Saturday! Well, here it goes:
That's me in a nut shell tonight!
Here's a few more Christmas activities we have been up to this week. We did a little four-square writing activity. Click the picture to download the rough copy page.
For a good copy, I used 11 x 11" white squares and we glue on 1" strips of red and green for ribbons and a bow to top it off!
**Blogger Tip** If you ever have that annoying problem where you can't get your photos to rotate properly, try saving them as a PNG file. That worked for me!
On Friday, I had planned a morning of Christmas ornament making. I wanted to have seven rotations set up with a volunteer at each station, but I had a lack of volunteer interest at this time of year, so I ended up having three stations.
At the first station, we made three foam crafts (kits from Michaels craft store): Gingerbread Boys/Girls, Snowflakes, and Wreaths.
At the second station we made candy cane reindeer (I found brown gingerbread-flavoured candy canes at Walmart... perfect!) and beaded candy canes.
Finally, at the third station we made popsicle stick Christmas trees and snowmen.
*Helpful Hint* Instead of trying to write their name on each ornament, I had students write their name on a piece of scrap paper/newspaper and students just placed each ornament on their paper. It worked out very nicely!
I had a collection of used/cheap Christmas baggies, so we will package up all of our ornaments in a bag with some tissue paper, and voila! A wonderful Christmas present for parents!
Speaking of Christmas presents... these are just a little something I whipped up for my EA's and teammates. Super cute! You can download the tags from Crafts reDesigned here.
I will leave you tonight with a few more pictures of Elfy! He always puts a smile on my face! :)
Happy Holidays, everyone!