Currently December!!

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.


{Download US spelling version here.}

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!

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14 comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your cute four-square writing activity! I think I will do that this week.

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  2. I love Elf! The four-square writing activity is so cute! I'll have to save it for next year though.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  3. I'm back! I gave you the Liebster award on my blog; come check it out! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  4. hehe - I like the unifix christmas tree! And Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies, although I don't typically like Will Farrell...
    Jen Ross
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

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  5. Thanks so much everybody! Having fun with ELfy is what is keeping me sane and smiling this week! lol. I hope everybody has a good last week! (Or is already having fun on their holidays!!)

    Jill, thank you for the Liebster award! I am honoured! :)

    Cheers!
    Amanda

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  6. omigosh I love that super cute soap tag!! Thanks for sharing where you found those :) Now I need to buy some soapy gifts...

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  7. Love the present 4 square activity! Such a cute way to spice up a simple writing activity! :)

    Carly
    www.firstgradefabulosity.blogspot.com

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  8. what fun craftivities! I'm your newest follower :)

    Happy Holidays!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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  9. cube tree was the BEST!!! so great you can join me... hope to see you next month too!!!

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  10. Love the gift for your teammates! Super cute!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  11. Hi! Just found your blog! I love that four square activity. Any chance I can get one with the "American" spelling for favorite? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Raina. Check up on the blog--I put a link to the US spelling version.

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