Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Randomness

Hi everyone!  Today we have a snow day so I am off school and working.  I was looking through my phone and noticed that I have tons of random pictures.  I thought I'd share them with you today!

We decided to skip putting up our large tree in our house because it's gigantic.  And our house is not.  And every year we have to remodel the whole entire house to fit the tree in our living room.  Nuff said.  We also put up a little mini-tree in our basement.  This year, to my surprise, the mini-tree shown below appeared, in a box, in our Christmas room.  I have no recollection of buying it and have no idea where it came from.  That's when you know that you have too many Christmas decorations.  I do love this tree, though!  It's very full and pre-lit.  Although my house has been decorated since November 1, my husband does not like the tree to be up before Thanksgiving.  Since he puts up with all the other decorations, I give him his way on the tree.  We decorated it on Wednesday while watching the Rockefeller Center tree lighting.  We also enjoyed some egg nog and Candy Cane Joe Joe's {anyone else a fan of these from Trader Joe's?}.  These cookies are seriously amazing.

In other news, a Magic Elf made an appearance in our classroom!  He came as a "Special Delivery" from the North Pole in a shiny, gold package!!!

The kids were obsessed with looking at him all day and telling one another, "He moved his eyes!" {even though he didn't...}  I caught three students having an adorable conversation about the Magic Elf right before dismissal the other day.  "Do you think he will fly away?"  "Maybe if we shut our eyes and don't look."

We've been knee-deep in all sorts of Christmas-themed activities, like literacy and Math centers, sentence edits, and a craft.  Everything is hyper-linked if you'd like to check them out!

Sight Word Building from my store
Free Common and Proper Noun Sort from my store
Blends Center from Mrs. Plant's Press
Listening Center and free recording sheets from my store
December Sentence Edits from my store
School days countdown craft/chain from Reagan Tunstall 

We're getting ready to learn about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Las Posadas this next week and we'll be using everything shown in my "Holiday Celebrations Pack!"

Be sure to tune in Sunday for a FUN freebie!!!!!!!  Stay warm!



Second-grade-alicious said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your Elf!! Can't believe you had a snow day! It's been raining here all week. I wish we had snow.


Fluttering Through First Grade said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lucky!!! No school! You have an incredible way of spreading holiday cheer. Merry Christmas Friend! :)
Christy & Tammy

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We had a snow day today, too! I wish we had a Trader's Joes here in Tulsa.

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