We read the story I’ve Seen Santa and continued to practice making predictions on what they think would happen next in the story. Students guessed who Little Bear would see when he goes to go check out different noises he hears downstairs.
Then for math we reviewed how to make patterns and then we learned that we can make directional patterns. For an art activity we made candy cane patterns.
We read the book “Christmas Kitten” and made prediction on if the kitten would find a home. Most of the students predicted that Santa would send the homeless kitten to the little girls house because they were able to use their prior knowledge of previewing the cover. Then we wrote our own letter’s to santa, like the little girl Sophie did in the book, and we wrote three things we wanted for Christmas. Finally we made a whole class hand cutout Christmas tree.
We read “The Christmas Kitten” and made predictions on what we thought would happen to the tiny kitten when Santa picked up the homeless Kitten. Then we used the illustrations to help us tell more of the story. We read the letter Sophie wrote to Santa asking for the little kitten. However it was never written explicitly in the text.
After we finished the story we wrote letters to Santa by writing Christmas lists of what they want for Christmas.
As a class we read the story “If You Give a Pig a Pancake”. While reading we made predictions about what will happen next in the story by using our prior knowledge to guess what he would want next after he was given something.
Then after we read the stories we made our own pigs and drew what we would want to give our pigs. Then we drew what the pig might want after we gave him the first thing.