Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holidays Tips, Activities and a TpT Giveaway!

The season is almost upon us!  There are less than 20 working days before the Christmas break and I'm sure everyone's getting pretty anxious and excited, including me!

Right around the holidays, it's always really tough to keep your students motivated and working.  They start to bicker a bit more, they're not listening anymore, they don't want to do any work, they just want to have fun.  So I've compiled a list of a few great activities and crafts that you can do in your classroom that are fun!

 Keep on reading, because I've also got together with a few Teachers pay Teachers colleagues and we are giving away two TpT gift certificates just in time for the holidays!  

Enjoy :)

Snow Globe Writing Activities

A colleague of mine sent me this pin today on Pinterest and I really wanted to share!  These are amazingly cute writing activities that students will ADORE!  I know my grades 5/6 will find this writing activity a hoot!  I would simply add it to their literacy centers and have them work on it during their writing block.

Click on each of the pictures to be taken to the original blog posts.

Tori's Teacher Tips

Primary Punch

Santa's Stuck! Writing Activity

When I found this one, I literally laughed out loud!  How cute is this little Santa stuck in the chimney!  It's a great writing prompt that students will enjoy creating.  For older students, I'd simply make the chimney a little longer (or even allow students to type and print).  

Christmas Craftivity : Rhyme Scheme

I created this one myself for you guys.  It's a fun activity for students, working on rhyme schemes (AABB, ABAB and ABCB) and then they carefully cut out the tree panels and create a 3-D Christmas tree that'll sure to wow them :)

Grab it while it's free!  Soon, it'll become part of my Christmas Craftivity bundle!

The Purple Teacher

Now onto the part you've been waiting for - the Giveaway!  Two lucky winners are going to walk away with some fantastic Teachers pay Teachers gift certificates!  All you have to do is enter below by following our TpT stores.  If you're not a part of the TpT family, you can sign up here!

Now head on over to these other fantastic blogs for more tips and ideas on how to celebrate for the holidays in your classroom!