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Polar Express Sequence

This week is Polar Express week!  We started the week with reading the book Polar Express by Christ Van Allsburg.  After we read the story we retold the story with sequence cards by putting the cards in the correct order.  Then students completed a cut and paste activity to retell the sequence of their story.  Polar Express retell came from Simply Kinder.


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More Gingerbread Men

As we continued on with our gingerbread unit we completed math addition story problems about gingerbread men.  We also made gingerbread men glyph.  Finally we made / ate our own gingerbread cookies and decorated them with frosting and sprinkles.

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Gingerbread Man

This week we began our unit on gingerbread.  In this unit we read many different versions of the gingerbread man folktale.  We started by reading a version that resembles original Gingerbread Man story.  We did a retell of the story by doing a sequence cut and paste.  Then we made our own gingerbread men and write action words to complete a phrase.

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The next day we read another version called Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett.  Students made a list of things that they would run away from if they were the gingerbread baby and wrote about it in their journals.  The gingerbread man writing prompt comes from The Education Center.

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We compared the characters from the story from Gingerbread Baby to the characters from Gingerbread Man using hula hoops and character cards.  Then students made gingerbread houses for the gingerbread baby.

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Needs / Wants

Last week we learned about the difference between needs and wants.  We watched the lesson on Brain Pop Junior then we made Christmas stockings that displayed needs and wants from pictures on magazines.

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Rudolph Compare & Contras

We read the story Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and created a story map about the story.  Then each student illustrated and wrote about the problem in the story.

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We also made our own Rudolph’s with a cut and paste activity.  Then we read a non fiction about real reindeer (caribou) and made a venn diagram to compare and contrast Rudolph to real reindeer.  This reindeer template comes from First School Activities.

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The Grinch

We kicked off our Christmas theme by reading one of my favorite Christmas stories; How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  After we read the story we made our own Grinch, and wrote how we could make the Grinch grin.

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Teacher Pay Teachers Price Reduction

There are more products coming in the near future. In the meantime we’ve lowered the price on our Phonological Awareness Pack by HALF! HALF?! Better go check it out!

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