It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

So far this week.....

We read A boy, a dog, and a frog by Mercer Mayer
This is a picture book. We had a great time doing a picture walk and making up our own story! The story the kids came up with is below!
We also read Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini
After reading this book, we discussed the 5 W's: Who, What, Where, When, and Why
We had a great time talking about the different things Moose did to get ready for Christmas and then the kids had the opportunity to discuss what they do to get ready for Christmas!
Today we read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro
After reading this adorable book, we completed our story map! The kids did a great job retelling the story!
We have read several books like this one. For example, we have read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat, and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves. We used our Text to Text Connections chart to compare two of the books.
We completed a brainstorming chart about Christmas! For the next few weeks, my students will be writing sentences about these specific topics!
We now have a Smart Board!!! I am sooooo excited about this new piece of technology! Below is an example of how I am going to do attendance for the month of December using the Smart Board!
Here are some of our centers this week:
{Students will sort light bulbs by size}
{I have several Christmas puzzles for the kids to do}
{Christmas Pattern Block Mats that I got from here}
{Students will practice re-reading our Shared Reading for the week....Christmas Lights and they will practice reading their color words}
{Pinch the correct number...Students will count the objects and pinch the correct number}

All of my other center ideas came from 2 Teaching Mommies blog!

Here is a peak at our Christmas tree!! We had so much fun today listening to Christmas music and making our Fruit Loop garland!
So sorry for the very long post, but I had a lot of catching up to do!!

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