Thursday, December 27, 2012

December in Review!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I cannot believe I have not posted since November....all I can say is my little blog got lost in the Christmas rush! We spent December working on patterns, new sight words, practicing for our Christmas program, and creating Christmas surprises for families. I have a few photos to share with you, maybe you can use some inspiration for next year. I used many of the same activities last year, so I will try not to repost those, but you can check out them out here.
Since the Elf on the Shelf is so popular, we made Zero the Hero into an elf on day 60 of kindergarten. They turned out really cute! We also did an elf themed patterning activity. The children could create  patterns using red and green circles:
We made ornaments as family gifts...the children painted the stars and we added a little glitter for some Christmas sparkle.
Here are a couple of new centers I used this year. We practiced reading/writing color words with this pocket chart activity (Red angel, red angel, what do you see? I see a green angel looking at me. etc.)
 I made some Christmas "I Spy" bottles, similar to the ones I used for October and November. I made red and green rice and filled them with Christmas pictures...the pics were a freebie...I'll try and find the link and add it for you!

 My class LOVES to use the bingo markers....in this center they had to choose a letter and dot the ornament with the correct beginning sound.
 We read The Legend of the Candy Cane (love sharing that story!) and spent a day on candy cane activities. I found this ordering numbers freebie.

Well, that's a quick update on the December fun! Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

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