It is starting to look a lot like Christmas!
All you have to do is stroll down just about any hallway in any school and you can see some of the best craftivities that little ones can make! Lots of creativity is blooming in my hallway and all of our classrooms and I thought I would share it with you!
Below you can see two of our second graders working on some math sorts....you can imagine my surprise when I peeked into my teammates room and saw all of this work going on. They were completing this activity totally solo...they had picked their own colors, given the strips their own little curvy cut, and were even able to justify why they were placing the problems on the strips they had chosen. They were so excited! They came bounding into my room a little later with all of the math sorts they had completed and I was so proud of them! You can't ask for more than that!
This is the packet that the sorts came from. There are a kajillion versions of math sorts in here! Looking at these pics makes me want to make some more!! If you want to go take a look at them on Teachers Pay Teachers, just CLICK HERE!
Here you see a little "Santa-going-down-the-chimley"--a direct quote from one of my kids!!! This craftivity was created by Miss Kindergarten and you can find it here. I had some great letters!
And there is this little guy (he belongs to me!!) showing off his Techie Santa by Mrs. Reagan Tunstall. The whole school did this particular activity in our STEM lab. It comes with the 'prescription glasses' you see below, but by the time my 2nd graders got to go to the STEM lab on Thursday we began to see all sorts of spectacles! I mean...uh....types of glasses....from bifocals to reading glasses and even a pair of sunglasses!!! =)
I am ready to close now...and I am going to share something with you that is probably going to get me into LOTS of trouble....but I can't help it! I was reading a blog yesterday (I read so many I can't remember which one, so forgive me if it happens to belong to you!) and there was an iPhone app for ugly sweaters. It was free, so I grabbed it up to see if it might be fun for my class tomorrow since it is ugly sweater day! Well....here is my first try at taking an ugly sweater photo....and it is of my hubby!