Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sight Word Match Freebie

Are you in need of a little activity for the last day of school?  My kids love sorting their sight words and almost all of them know all of the pre-primer Dolch words now.    This is a great way to practice.

You can grab this for free by clicking on the button below.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas no prep and sale

My students are doing so well this year that I had to make some activities using numbers 11 to 20.   These are similar to my Polar Express unit but a little harder.  I have to keep the kids challenged on this last week of school before the holidays.  To celebrate the last week, I'm putting all my Christmas items on sale for 1/2 price for the week.  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas work bins

It's hard to believe that we only have a week before Christmas holidays.  I'm not sure how much we will get done but we are still going to be working on our sight words.  I'm determined to have every child know all of the pre-primer Dolch word lists.  Most of the children only have 3 more words to learn.  Here are some of the fun activities we are doing to practice.  Click on the pictures for the links.  I've updated all of these with a better font since I printed these out.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Festive Feast Freebie

Each year my educational assistants and I organize a 



We are a small school (we only have 4 classes) so this is something that is manageable for us to do together.

We assign each class a different dish.  One class has main dishes, another desserts, another salads etc.  The staff each put in $4 and that buys about 5 chickens from Costco.  This is our "turkey".

We set a date. 

We send home notes.

Then we have Christmas Dinner 

At least it feels like Christmas dinner.  We have the biggest pot luck that the children have ever seen.  Some of our families are struggling this year and the children had never had this much choice (in food) before.

If you would like to organize a FestivFeasof your own, here are the letters that I sent home.  This would be great to do even as a class.

You can grab them for free by clicking on the picture below.

This is the main letter.

This is the reminder note.

And this is the thank you note.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Awesome Find

Have you ever done anything that seemed like a good idea at the time and then slowly you wondered "what the heck am I doing?"  Well a couple of weeks ago, my Mum and sister wanted to go the Hallmark outlet sale.  They had been before and I have never managed to go due to the boys hockey schedule.  Well on this Saturday, I managed to make arrangements to have the boys taken to hockey, the younger one had a practice and I figured I'd be back in time to see the older one's game at 3pm.

I mean the sale started at 10am.  I figured I'd be home by 1pm.


It was about an hour drive for me and I picked up my mum and sister on the way.
We got there about 9:30 and the line up was already half way around the building.
The line up started moving and we thought, great, they opened the doors early.

It was freezing!

3 hours later we made it into the building!

There was another line up IN the building.

An hour later we made it into the sale.

By now it was 1;30pm.  There was no way that I was making it home to see any hockey.

Was it worth it?

I think so.

What ever you could fit into a box was $40. I managed to get all the kids in my class Christmas gifts and I also picked up some handprint frames for Mother's or Father's Day.

I also picked up these cool frames.  You can record a message on them, there is a clip on the bottom and a magnet on the back.

Originally, I thought maybe these would be good for Mother's or Father's Day. But then I had a brilliant idea.  I don't have these very often, so I had to go with it.

I had Miss Kindergarten's Super Sight Word Spellers!  and I had been meaning to make them up, but I couldn't find cute (cheap) frames for them.

I printed out the task cards and recorded the activity on the frame.

I attached the list of sight words that we are working on for the week on the little clip underneath.

My chalkboard was the perfect place to put them all. Now the kids just have to push the button to hear the instructions and they are all set to go.  No more interruptions when they don't know what it says.  When we have a new list of words, I just have to swap them out.  Less prep!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rudolph! Rudolph!

I just updated the fonts and graphics on my Rudolph book.  The kids love this story.  If you have already purchased it, you can download the new version for free.  

The kids loved the new take home book that I added.

It will be on sale for 1/2 price until Monday.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter E-book

Have you checked out the Winter E-Book yet?

It's full of great tips and freebies.

It also features a bunch of Freebielicious authors!  Can you find all of us?

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