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Elementary Teacher

Having fun in the classroom and "balancing" life!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cheap and easy Christmas craft and a freebie!

 It's a Festivus miracle!!! I made an original craft!! I'm making them for the staff at my school, and my husband (our principal) is making banana bread to put on them. Eight down, 11 to go. Does it look like a peppermint? That's what it's supposed to look like. At first I thought it did, and now I'm not so sure. It's just craft glue and white glittter. 98 cents at Walmart, thank you very much. It's actually not taking that long, but now my neck hurts and I only have 2 more days to get them all done and sprayed with a cover coat. Of course it's the 11th hour and I'm starting a new project. If I wasn't a maniac and freaking out before the last couple days of school, I don't think it would really be Christmas. Some people need snow, some of us need extreme busyness. At least you don't have to shovel that.
 So here's our peppermint math for tens and ones. I used candy canes as tens and peppermint marshmallows as ones. I put them on plates around the room (wrote the answer on the bottom so I would remember) and the kids went around in partners writing the number and the extended form. I wrote the station number on left-over gingerbread dye-cuts. This picture is upside down, but here's how we did it in whole group with mini white boards.

 Look at the beautiful hair on that one!!!! Puts us all to shame, that Mom!!!! Mother of the Year.

 Here's a link for the worksheets I used, plus some other stuff. It's free!!! I know this is super late, but if you can't use it now, maybe next year??!!
Merry Christmas and have an AWESOME vacation!!!!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Christmas flash mob

Have you seen this flash mob?  It's a singing flash mob of Christmas songs at a mall somewhere. It is so awesome!  I'm trying to pass it around to everyone! It's so cool. I wish I could do it with the kids at my school. Not really realistic, but I can dream. Check it out- it's so worth your time.  I tear up every time I watch it.

I'll be back tomorrow with a freebie for Christmas. Or maybe later tonight if I can get it done. You know how it is.
 Merry Christmas!
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