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Back to School Anxiety Making a Plan due to Covid


If you are anything like me, you are having anxiety over the back to school plan due to Covid. I was not a huge fan of distance learning and the idea of it all over again makes me so nervous. I have found myself staying up at night thinking about these questions. 
  • How I'm going to keep my students safe?
  • How my family is going to stay safe?
  • How I'm going to teach these children going between different learning platforms (at home and at school)?
  • How am I going to have time to help my own children at home who need to learn as well?
  • Who is going to take care of my youngest if we are at home while I'm teaching?
Does any of this sound familiar? It is such a hard time right now for everyone.  I have been trying to look at the positives and focus on what I can control. I do have a job. My family is not struggling financially. We are all healthy right now.  
Are you having anxiety over going back to school. I have made a plan for dealing with this anxiety due to Covid. I am working on what I can control. I have made a curriculum map and lessons that I can use if we are in person or distance learning.

To decrease  my stress and anxiety, I decided to come up with a plan. I wanted to focus on what I can control. By working on some of these things, it has reduced my anxiety and made me feel a little more in control of my life. I wanted to share with you my plan of instruction for this coming year. Even if you can't do all of it maybe some of it will help you! 

Curriculum Map

First, I made my curriculum map for the year. I decided that regardless of where I'm teaching my students, I'm not changing what I will be teaching them, just the delivery. I have posted this curriculum map for FREE if you would like to grab it HERE.  It does not include Science or Social Studies as I integrate those into my reading as much as possible. It also doesn't include Small Group Guided Reading because that is a whole different ball game.

Are you having anxiety over going back to school. I have made a plan for dealing with this anxiety due to Covid. I am working on what I can control. I have made a curriculum map and lessons that I can use if we are in person or distance learning.

Consistency

Next, I decided the best route for my students will be consistency. If they are presented information the same way either in school or at home, it will be easier for them. Our school is a Google school so I used that platform to create my daily lesson plans. 

In School Plan

If we are in school, I will open my Google Slides for the day on the SMART board. I will deliver instruction from beginning to end by clicking on each slide. Of course, if we are in the room, I will add more and deliver differently but following this format will be helpful to all of us. 
If you are wondering what these slides look like, you can grab  a FREE DAY here. They are between 45-60 slides that cover PHONICS, SPELLING, WORD WORK, READING COMPREHENSION, GRAMMAR, WRITING, and MATH. It includes bits and pieces of things I already made all combined into 1 daily lesson. Did I mention I have included YouTube links to songs, audio files of songs I wrote, and ALL of the WORKSHEETS?   As a district, we decided regardless if we are at home or at school, our K-3 will have paper pencil activities.  We will offer weekly drop off and pick up of the paper pencil materials. 

Distance Learning Plan

If we are distance learning, I will do a Google Meet every morning. I will record the meet for the students who do not attend. Using the same slides, I will present the lessons digitally through screen sharing. After the meet, the children can then work on their paper pencil activities. I will share an entire copy of the lesson and the recorded lesson with them through Schoology or Google Classroom. If your school will not offer paper pencil activities, all of the the worksheets I created have been uploaded to Google with text boxes and are ready to go. 
Doing all of this has eased the fear of how I will teach. Either way, I will be prepared for instruction with my curriculum map and my lesson plans. Now that I can check that off of my list, I only have to worry about the health and safety of my family and students. 
If this sounds like something that would be helpful to you, WEEK 1 is DONE!
Are you having anxiety over going back to school. I have made a plan for dealing with this anxiety due to Covid. I am working on what I can control. I have made a curriculum map and lessons that I can use if we are in person or distance learning.

Here are some things to note...
  • I will have 4 weeks done each month beginning in July
  • I will be bundling them every 4 weeks
  • If you want to buy them week by week and get the bundle price, make sure you are following me on TPT. I offer the bundle price the 1st 24 hours. 
  • The curriculum map is subject to change. I will post updated changes to the file on TpT if there are any.

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Reading Comprehension Strategies One Song at a Time

Are you ready to reach all of your learners and build their reading comprehension strategies? We all know children learn in different ways. Reading comprehension was always a struggle for me as a child. I didn't want that for my students. One way I decided to help them was through song.
Increase your student's reading comprehension strategies by using these recorded songs, posters, and worksheets.

In my classroom we focus on one strategy a week, and build off of them through a program I created Guided Reading with a Purpose. I have used this program for 4 years and I honestly can't say enough about it. Last summer I wanted to find another avenue to really focus on those strategies, so I began writing songs. 
Since I wasn't blessed with the most beautiful voice, I hired someone to sing them for my class. He not only sings them, but he added the music as well. We were up and running by September and it was AMAZING. My students loved having the audio and so did I. Let me share with you all the ways we used these in my room.

Song Marble Composition Book

On the first day of the week, after the strategy was introduced, we learned our new song. First, we glued the half sheet copy of the song into our marble composition book. Once we had that glued in, I played the audio for them. We listened to it a few times that day. 
Increase your student's reading comprehension strategies by using these recorded songs, posters, and worksheets.

As the week progresses, we open the composition book up every morning to sing and review our strategy.  This might be one of their favorite parts of the day.

Small Group Instruction 

The learning doesn't end there. I have also included comprehension worksheets to go along with the skills. We use these worksheets during small group instruction and sometimes in large group reading instruction.  
Increase your student's reading comprehension strategies by using these recorded songs, posters, and worksheets.

Fluency in Literacy Centers 

I also create 3 binders filled with the songs. I put these binders in my classroom library. If they can sing the songs, they can read them. They love to sing to themselves or with a partner during literacy centers using the binders. 
Increase your student's reading comprehension strategies by using these recorded songs, posters, and worksheets.

Comprehension Posters

I also created posters to hang in the room all year or when you are focusing on the strategy. I have mine displayed in the front of the room. Each time we learn a strategy, it goes up and we keep it there all year to review. 
Increase your student's reading comprehension strategies by using these recorded songs, posters, and worksheets.

Remember that marble composition book, we use that to review our songs too. If we have a few extra minutes, I choose a student to pick a song and we sing it. It is great for fast finishers, and brain breaks too. We love to get them out and sing! 
Last year when we went to distance learning, I was able to play these audio files and they could sing away at home too. It was great to have to reinforce what we were learning. 

Warning!!!!

Once you start singing, you won't be able to get them out of your head!
If you would like to check them out, I have created one entire goodie for you for FREE. The Check for Understanding bundle is yours, just click here
All of the songs I use in my first grade classroom are also bundled together HERE
Increase your student's reading comprehension strategies by using these recorded songs, posters, and worksheets.

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Digital End of the Year Activities for Distance Learning

Wow! This has been a year to remember, or forget. Just because we can't be together, I still want to make it special and memorable. This is what I will be doing for my Digital END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES!
Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.
END OF THE THEMED DAYS
Every year I have been doing  End of the Year Themed Days using my paper pencil versions. They are so engaging and fun for the students. They are excited to come to school and see what the next theme will be. What they don't realize is that they are reviewing all of the skills we have learned over the entire year! If you have access to printing and can do these with your kiddos, I highly recommend them. 
Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.
If you don't have printing available, no worries! I have created Digital End of the Year Themed Days! I'm super excited to share these with my students. Each day is filled with activities that could last way more than 1 day. I like to have options so I made lots of them. I figure my students could also work on them as review over the summer too. If you would like to try out a sample of these you can click here. In addition, I made some fun Digital Escape Room activities to match my themes. They are shorter and are completed on Google Forms. To make it extra fun, I am going to encourage them to dress up and meet me in ways that match the theme. For example, on beach day I will be wearing my Hawaiian shirt, sitting on a towel, and meeting them outside. Also, I purchased these adorable Google Classroom Headers from Bricks and Border. I'm going to change out my header every day for our theme. Any way I can make it memorable I will!
Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year. Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year. Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.
POST CARDS
Send a little snail mail surprise! Bricks and Border created some amazing Postcards that are simple to print and send. This a perfect way to surprise your students with a personalized message in their hands. 
Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.
MEMORY BOOK
We always complete a Memory Book at the end of the year too!  I have already started doing a digital version with them this week. Every day, I go over two pages with them on our Google Meet. It has been great to reflect together on all of the fun,  positive things we did in our room before all of this happened. The digital version is ADORABLE, if I do say so myself. After they finish it, their parents can print it if they want. They could also print it and write it at home too. Here is a peek at some of the pages included. 
Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.


AWARDS
Another fun way we close our year is with End of the Year Awards. It is always great to celebrate their unique qualities in the room. This year, I made digital awards for grades K-5. It was so easy to fill these out and get them ready. I am going to present them on the last day of school. I opened the file, typed the kid's names in the text box of the award I was giving them, and deleted the rest. Now all I have to do is present them during our google meet. I CAN'T WAIT!

 K Awards 2nd Grade Awards 3rd Grade Awards 4th Grade Awards 5th Grade Awards

PICTURE SLIDE SHOW
On the last day of school,  I have prepared a slide show with pictures throughout the year. This was so easy to complete thanks to Having Fun First! She created pre made photo templates. I simply put my pictures on top of the boxes and sent them to the back. Luckily, I had taken a lot of pictures. I wanted some for the end of the year too, so I'm asking parents to send me 1 or 2 pictures from home to finish it up! In Power Point you can export slides as  a movie.  Check out her three different versions below, earth tonespasteland brights.
Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.Distance learning digital end of the year activities. Google Slides and Google Forms that are perfect for Google Classroom and wrapping up a school year.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I hope these digital end of the year activities are helpful to you in some way. 
Stay safe!



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5 Fun Holiday Crafts for the Classroom & a Freebie

These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
Are you looking for some fun and simple holiday crafts for your classroom? Here are 5 fun crafts that you can use with step by step instructions. I chose a variety of Christmas crafts and snow crafts in case you can't celebrate the holidays.

Christmas Tree Canvas Craft

These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
I have been doing this craft for years.  I will be honest, I have used wood that my husband had to cut,  and tiles that I purchased at the hardware store in the past. This year I am using these skinny canvases I bought through Amazon. They aren't breakable and I was able to purchase them for less than a dollar per canvas.  For this craft ,you need Christmas scrapbooking paper, wood scrapbooking paper, Modge Podge, paint brushes, canvases, and wooden stars. Here is how you do this project.


These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.

First, you have students cut their strips in order and lay out their design next to their canvas. I have three different containers of paper: red and green, green, and wood. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
Once they have their design, they will paint Modge Podge on the entire canvas. Then they will lay one piece of paper at a time and Modge Podge over the paper. Don't worry, Modge Podge dries clear. Finally, you will attach the wooden star with an extra dab of glue. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
They always turn out so cute every year, and this time I won't have to worry about breaking them!

Snowman Banner Craft

These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
Another fun option that is very similar is this snowman craft. You can see the materials are almost the same. You could trade out the banner for the canvas and vise verse. For this craft you will need wooden banners, scrapbooking paper (whites with a variety of other colors), glitter, sharpies, and white pom poms 1/2 inch size (optional). 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
To create this craft, you start with the white paper. You can see here that I used 41/2 by 41/2 sized paper. I turned it over and was able to sketch 2 snowmen on the back. Once they have the sketch, they can cut out the snowman. This craft is done just like the one above. First, students Modge Podge the banner, Then they lay the snowman on top and Modge Podge again. I pre-cut orange triangles from scrapbooking paper and put out other colors so they can add accessories. The nice thing about scrapbooking paper is that the back side is usually white so they can draw before cutting. Once everything is on, I just sprinkled silver glitter over it and let it dry.  
These banners came with string to hang them. I think they would look so cute hanging on a door or on a knob in the kitchen. Once they are dry, students can add arms and details with a sharpie marker. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.

Reindeer Ornaments

This year we will be trying this new craft. We will do this on my reindeer theme day as a fun little extra gift to our parents.  
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
Here is what you need for this fun ornament: wooden circlesbrown or tan pipe cleaners, string, red paint, glue, and a black sharpie marker. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
I pre-cut my pipe cleaners. Each child will need 4. Have them bend 2 of them together to make an antler. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
The first thing I will have the students do is put their name and year on the back. Then, they will design a reindeer face with a sharpie. Finally, they will dab their finger in red paint to make the nose. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
After the noses dries, which doesn't take long at all, add the string. Then, I placed wax paper on the table, flipped mine over and attached the antlers with Elmer's glue. If you want to speed up the process, a glue gun would attach them quickly and there would be less waiting. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
This is an adorable keepsake for the tree that they can see year after year.

Snowman Socks

These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
I have been doing this fun craft for years. It is a great project to do one on one or with parent volunteers. It does take some time and adult help. Last year I invited parents to bring their glue guns in and come help. We made these for our classroom ledge in January and February and then I sent them home. Parents love to help and this is an easy way to get them involved. 
Here is what you will need for this project: white tube sockspolyester fill or batting, dried beans or rice, large pom poms, small pom poms, orange felt noses, buttons, glue gun, and fleece strips. All of the accessories are optional and can be switched out. This is just what I offer to my students. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
Here is the procedure I use for this project. Step 1, turn the sock inside out. It looks fuzzier that way. Step 2, fill the sock with approx. 1 cup of beans or rice. Step 3, fill the sock with 3 handfuls of batting. Step 4, tie a scarf two-thirds of the way up. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
Step 5, tie a rubber band around the top of the sock. Step 6, flip the top of the sock over to form a hat. Step 7, accessorize. I usually have students pick out what they want and then have an adult glue it all on. On the bottom, I use a sharpie marker to write their name. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.

Snow Globe Ornament

These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
The final goodie we will be making this year is a snow globe ornament. The ornament says "I heart you SNOW much". I took pictures of my students holding their hands out. For this craft, you will need the snow globe template, pictures of kids,  a sharpie marker, fake snow, hole punch, string, and lamination.
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
Here is how you do this fun project! First have your students pick out what color base they want. Then have them write their name and year on the back. Next, open the laminating sheet and place their picture and base together on the sheet. I suggest having an adult cut out the picture. Then, sprinkle the fake snow over their picture. Once it is all set, close the sheet and laminate it. 
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
I have included a tracer that I place behind the lamination to help cut it out. Finally, hole punch it at the top and add whatever string you would like to use. Grab this goodie here!
I can't wait to make these fun holiday crafts in the classroom!
These 5 fun holiday crafts are so much fun to. make in the classroom and made wonderful Christmas gifts for their families. Learn how to make two different snowman crafts, a reindeer ornament, a Christmas tree craft and grab a snow globe ornament freebie.
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Five Fun Elf Activities for the Classroom and a Freebie

Elf Activities have become very common in the classroom with the invention of the Elf on the Shelf. Here are 5 fun elf activities I love to do in my classroom during the month of December. 

Kindness Elf

I know many people use an elf on the shelf in their classroom. For years I have used my Kindness Elf. I don't use her as a threat for good behavior, instead she is used to spread kindness amongst our building. From the day she arrives, she comes with a note and a task that the students complete for a staff member or in our classroom. There is a fun little rhyming note that explains what they have to do each day. Since time is limited, it is often a quick note that is written or signed and given to the staff member. I have also included activities for them to work on teamwork, an activity for their family, and activities to build their math, reading and writing skills. There is also a little journal where students can record where the elf moved to each day in the room. P.S. there is a boy version too, I just happen to have a girl elf. 
Elf Activities

These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

Memoirs of an Elf

As soon as I read this story, I knew I would be sharing it with my students for years to come. It is a holiday story written from the elf's point of view. We work on many reading strategies with this story.  I love the contemporary twist it has with the elf taking "elf"ies. We have been making elf head bands and taking "elf"ies ever since I incorporated this story in my classroom. These great elf activities can be found here. 
These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

Pig the Elf

Another amazing elf story that I introduced last year was Pig the Elf. My students love anything that has Pig the Pug written by Aaron Blabey because he is so funny. I love how these stories bring a very teachable lesson to the classroom whether you do a literacy extension or not. The lesson alone makes this a worthwhile read aloud. Not to mention, it will have your students just cracking up. We love doing the elf activities included in this Pig the Elf goodie packet too, especially making Pig.
These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

Elf Day

Last year we had a special day filled with  Elf  Activities.  We called it ELF DAY.  I love doing themed days at the end of the year, so I thought I would try them right before winter break. During Elf Day, I read the stories mentioned above. I made a special banner and hung it in the room. The students wore their red, green stripes, and silly hats. I created elf centers around the room and the students work in groups to complete the centers. This was the perfect opportunity to do some running records and gather data before the end of the 2nd quarter while the students worked in groups. We usually do literacy centers in the morning and math centers in the afternoon. We also had a cute little elf snack and made an elf craft. They loved the themed day so much we will be doing a few more this year before break. 
These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

Elf Adjectives & Partner Cards Freebie

The final elf activity I will be doing this year will focus on adjectives. We will web different adjectives that describe an elf. I have created duplicate adjective cards that I will use to group my students for different activities throughout the month. I copied one green set and one red set. The green set has two matching adjectives. The red set has three matching adjectives.  When I want groups of two, we will use the green, and when I want groups of three, I will use the red. Every time we are being grouped, we will review what an adjective is and then draw the cards. This fun little grouping activity will remind them of adjectives all month long. You can grab these freebies for your room right here!
These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.

I can't wait to have an Elf Filled December with all of these elf activities.  I hope you can snag that freebie and enjoy this month with your students making wonderful memories.
These 5 fun elf activities will bring your classroom to life the month of December. Students will work on spreading kindness when the elf visits the classroom. Elf literature suggestions are given for Pig the Elf and Memoirs of an Elf. Celebrate a fun elf theme day and work on elf centers and enjoy an elf snack. Don't forget to grab your elf freebie and work on adjectives the whole month of December. You will have a fun way to sort your students into groups too.



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