Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fact Family Cookies Freebie

Unfortunately this was totally me this week. My kiddos were cuh-ray-zee. Were your students as off the wall as mine? What I need is an Adderall air freshener way make my kids engage and focus for the next two weeks, so I am pulling out all of the stops.

 This week we will be doing Grinch themed activities and next week will be our Polar Express unit. Most of my activities will be hands on centers, and I am trying to pick leveled books that will catch their interest for literacy. We are even working toward having a gingerbread man party. I draw a gingerbread man body on the board. I made a list of everything that the gingerbread man needs. Every time we do an exceptional job of following procedures I will add another piece of the gingerbread man. When he gets filled out all the way we will have a gingerbread man making party.
Last year I found these at Kmart. They were $10, but I got them on sale for $7. Two boxes was enough for my class (remember I am resource), and it had everything we needed. This year I have not been able to find them. I am going to look at two others nearby Kmarts. Wish me luck. You may be asking yourself why I'm going to all of this trouble. Why not just bake some gingerbread men? Well kids, I am challenged in the kitchen. When I say challenged I mean that kids say things like, "Oh no! Mom cooked dinner tonight!" or "Dad's out of town. Are we having Subway or Mexican?" I could share some of my kitchen foibles with you guys, but I would like to keep my self esteem intact today. Moving on.

Last week I made this Christmas cookie fact family activity for my kiddos. I haven't used it, but I think it will go off like the Walmart alarm the week before Christmas. Click below to get yours.

So what do you do to keep your kids on track in the weeks before Christmas? Help a girl out.  I would really like to know!



Chrissy said...

It's hard to keep these little ones focused sometimes, that's for sure! I'm reading lots of Christmas stories and doing some Christmas Around the World activities. Hopefully this group will hang in there with me. We teach until Dec. 21.
Hope you have a good few weeks before break!
First Grade Found Me

Tracy said...

I tend to do things created around the holidays it's traditions and definitely do a mini unit on gingerbread man. The last week it's all about Santa unit.

Jennifer said...

If you have a JoAnns Fabric store...I saw the cookies there today. They were on sale. I also tried to downloas the cookies but it said that I didn't have permission. Thanks


Heather Unger said...

Jennifer, I was just at Joann Fabric yesterday and saw them there after traipsing about town. Thanks for the tip. Also, thanks for letting me know about the link. I forgot to make the document public. Should be fixed now. Download away.

Jessica said...

Hi, thank you for the freebie. I like your blog, and am your newest follower! ;) The cookie idea sounds great. I've discovered that there are a lot of homophones surrounding Christmas (rain, rein, deer, dear, etc), and I've also used a lot of Christmas literature trying to sneak in as much learning as possible below the surface ;). We're also in until the 21st l(

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